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Rufus Jordan

June 18, 1920 — September 25, 2013

Mr. R. E. “Bo” Jordan, 93, of Tallassee, passed away September 25, 2013. He was born June 18, 1920.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 29 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Linville Memorial Funeral Home, followed by the funeral services at 2:00 pm from the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Major Chris LaPack, USAF officiating. Burial will follow at Chana Creek Cemetery with military honors, Linville Memorial Funeral Home directing.

Bo grew up on the family farm in Elmore County during the Great Depression. After completing high school and two years of college at Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn), he enrolled in the Army Air Corps Flight School. He graduated Flight School in December 1941, five days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He flew 151 combat missions as a fighter pilot in the Pacific Theater in 1942-1943. His decorations for service include the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal. He married his college sweetheart, Sarah Abrams, the day after returning from the war. They were married 60 years and raised five children. After leaving the Air Force in 1952, he farmed for a few years, and then began a career as a marine shop operator in the Lake Martin area that he continued for over 50 years.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Jordan; son, Bruce Jordan and daughter, Miriam Royal. He is survived by daughters, Janice Barrett (Ray) and Nan Eason (Tim); son, Barry Jordan (Debbee); sister, Jean Edwards; grandchildren, Michael Jordan, Ray Barrett III, Jill Partridge (David), Cathy Britton (John), Charles Royal, Robin Price (Jeremy), Timothy Eason, Sarah Beth Eason, Grace Jordan, John Jordan; and great grandchildren, Will Partridge, Evan Partridge, David Partridge, Chloe Britton, Henry Britton, Jordan Price, Garret Price and Kaitlyn Price. Pall bearers will be Tony Edwards, Kenneth Wood, Ray Barrett, III, Timothy Eason, Jordan Price and David Partridge.

Online condolences at

Linville Memorial Funeral Home
Eclectic, Alabama

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Linville Memorial Funeral Home

84632 Tallassee Highway, Eclectic, AL 36024

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Chana Creek Primitive Baptist Church

2873 Neman Rd, Tallassee, AL 36078

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