Clayton M. Jordan, Jr., 95, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his home in Greenwood. Graveside services are 2 P.M. Wednesday, September 23 at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Clayton was born and raised in Vicksburg. He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II as a demolition engineer. After the war he moved to Greenwood and founded CM Jordan and Son Plumbing and Electrical service which he owned and operated for many years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was also a Mason and a Shriner.
Mr. Jordon was world renown for making handmade duck calls. He won a Mississippi state championship for duck calling in 1959.
Mr. Jordan is preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Miriam Jordan, a brother Robert Leslie Jordan, a sister Sarah Alice Reid and a grandson, James Kevin Jordan.
Clayton is survived by his wife of 72 years, Gwen M. Jordan; two daughters, Marsha Hutchinson of Madison, Miriam Harris (Joe) of Greenwood; a son, Clayton M. Jordan, III of Greenville; five grandchildren, Robert Clayton Parkerson of Dallas, TX, James Michael Parkerson of Madison, Joe Frank Harris, Jr. of Greenwood, Jonathan David Harris of Greenwood and Daniel Wade Jordan of Greenville8 great grandchildren; Robin Parkerson, Clayton Parkerson, Abby Parkerson, Christopher Harris, Ryan Harris, Jonathan Harris, Layne Harris, Jordan Harris and 5 great great grandchildren
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s research hospital. 262 Danny Thomas PL., Memphis, Tn 38105
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