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Willie Douglas Jordan

October 24, 1954 ~ September 22, 2019 (age 64)


Mr. Willie Douglas Jordan was born October 24, 1954 to the late Reverend Wilbert M. Jordan and Mrs. Dorothy M. Simons Jordan. He departed this life on Sunday, September 22, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, his older sister and his nephew.

As a child he attended Antioch A.M.E. Zion church, as he loved singing in the children’s choir and attending Sunday school. He loved the old time days when we rode the back of our uncle’s wagon to church when it was home coming time.

Willie Douglas Jordan was educated in the public schools of Richland County, South Carolina and was a 1973 graduate of Lower Richland High School. He furthered his education as he studied computer science at Midlands Technical College. He was an avid sports fan. He played football very well in high school, being named one of the best defensive linemen to play at Lower Richland. He enjoyed listening to “The Tiger Rag” as he was a Clemson Tiger fan forever. He loved fishing and hunting and loved to clean, cook and eat his catch. Mr. Jordan also enjoyed gardening and keeping a beautiful yard.

WD as he was called by his family and friends was employed by many companies, eighteen years at Fiberglass and his last two employments included Mancor in Lugoff, South Carolina and Mail-sorter with the Unites States Postal service.

He was united in holy matrimony to Veeravanitha Saminathan on December 27, 1992 in Montreal, Canada.

He leaves cherished memories to his wife, Veeravanitha, his children; Mr. Reno S. Jordan of Columbia, SC, Mr. Evan Nicholas Cannon of Blythewood, SC and Petty Officer 2nd Class Karthiga Jordan (Airman C’Andre Levone Smith), of the home;  one grand-daughter, Little Miss Kynlee Marie Smith, and one special adoptive daughter, Petty Officer 2nd Class Tiffany Latoya Brown of New Bern, North Carolina; three brothers: Mr. Wilbert J. Jordan (Katherine) of Eastover, Mr. Luther A. Jordan (Wilma) of Eastover, Mr. Roy B. Jordan, of Eastover, SC and one sister Reverend Cynthia J. Perry, of Eastover, SC; four brothers-in-law, Veeravijayan (Revathy); Kumaraval (Sivaneswery); Premanathan (Selvamalot);Suresh (Malani DeBrite); one sister-in-law Veeraramani (Paree Mohan) all of Malaysia and one brother-law, Thevakumar (Jacinta) of Montreal, Canada a very dear cousin, Devi (Chip) Durant of Hopkins, SC, and a host of nieces and nephews of the United States, Malaysia and Canada.

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 Service Program


September 29, 2019

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
September 30, 2019

11:00 AM
Antioch AME Zion Church
1136 Antioch AME Zion Church Road
Eastover, SC 29044

Interment following funeral service

Antioch AME Zion Church Cemetery
1136 Antioch AME Zion Church Road
Eastover, SC 29044

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