HOWARD RAY JORDAN
Howard Ray Jordan, 67, of Summersville passed away
on Saturday, April 2nd, at his home after a short illness.
He was born in Charleston, WV and was raised on
Morrell Avenue in St. Albans. He was a 1967 graduate of
St. Albans High School. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Arnold and Pearl Jordan, and a son, Jason Stuart
Ray was a veteran of the Army, having served in
Germany and Viet Nam. Shortly after returning from Viet
Nam he met the woman who would become his wife, Sarah
Elizabeth King Jordan, who survives him. November, 2016
will be the 45th anniversary of their marriage.
He is survived by three daughters: Jennifer Jordan of
Morgantown, Janette Jordan of Summersville, and foster
daughter Cathy Hebb of Marlinton; grandchildren Sam Neff,
Michael Morrison, Landon Hebb, and Haleena Hebb.
He is survived by 5 brothers: Albert Perry (Jean) of
Summersville, Jim Jordan (Connie) of Lexington, KY,
Denver (Kathy) Jordan of St. Albans, Steve (Mary Ann)
Jordan of Nebraska, and Roger (Susan) Jordan of Teays
All of Ray’s brothers and other members of the Jordan
family made a trip to Summersville for a surprise visit in
March, blessing Ray and all the family with a lot of love,
laughter and joyful memories. Boy Scout camp was the
setting of many of these memories, as Ray and others
attained Eagle Scout status under the watchful eye of their
Scout leader father. This visit will be remembered as a very
In retirement, Ray began a hobby of recycling metals
and appreciated the help of good friends Eric Neff and
Allen Lee. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
Ray was a Christian and member of Memorial United
Methodist Church in Summersville.
Visitation will be at the White Funeral Home on Broad
Street in Summersville on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 6-8pm.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at
11:00am at Memorial United Methodist Church with Pastor
David Lancaster officiating. Interment will follow in the
Walker Memorial Park of Summersville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray’s
memory to the Ray Jordan Church Camp Scholarship
Fund, Memorial United Methodist Church, 1317 Webster
Road, Summersville, WV 26651
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.