William Homer “Bill” Jordan ’51

William Homer “Bill” Jordan of Dunwoody and Monticello, Georgia was born on August 5, 1929 and died on October 7, 2015. Bill grew up in Monticello, Georgia. He was the son of Anne E. Benton Jordan and William Homer Jordan, Sr.

He attended public schools before leaving for Darlington School, Davidson College and the University of Georgia where he obtained his LLB Degree in 1951. He was a member of the S.A.E. fraternity and inducted into the Gridiron while at the University.

After graduation, he practiced law in Monticello until he joined the U.S. Army. Bill served as a 1st Lieutenant in Korea during the Korean War. When he left the Army he became a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was stationed in Washington, D.C. and later in Chicago.

Following his F.B.I. service, he was asked by U.S. Senator Richard B. Russell to serve as his Administrative Assistant. He served in this capacity for thirteen years before joining the professional staff of the Senate Appropriations Committee where he served as Chief Counsel of the Foreign Operations Subcommittee.

He retired in 1980 and returned to Georgia. Bill was honored to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Richard B. Russell Foundation and Chuck Colson’s Prison Fellowship. Bill had a great passion for travel and was able to visit 109 countries, some of them multiple times.

His passion for travel was fueled by the pleasure he found in meeting new people and making new friends all over the world. Bill’s accomplishments were many but the most remarkable thing about his life was not what he did but who he was.

He lived life intentionally, making the most of every day. He was always busy but never too busy to take time to put the needs of others first. Bill traveled the globe leaving footprints everywhere he went and on every life he touched.

His greatest joy in life was his family. He was the beloved husband of Gwen for fifty-eight years, cherished father and father-in-law of Anne, Cindy and her husband Nathan, treasured grandfather of Michael, William, Andrew, Emily, Ashley and her husband Matt and loving brother of Joanne and Carl. Bill left a legacy of love and laughter and filled a treasure chest of memories that will carry them through life.

Bill was a follower of Jesus Christ and he trusted Him as his Lord and Savior. He will be missed beyond words but his family finds great peace and takes great joy in knowing that because of his faith in Christ and complete dependence on Him for salvation, they will be reunited with him again one day.

Sign on line guest book at www.fischerfuneralcare.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Prison Fellowship, 44180 Riverside Parkway, Lansdowne, VA 20176 or Center for the Visually Impaired, 739 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Dunwoody Baptist Church on Friday, October 30th at 2:00 PM. A graveside service will be held in Monticello, Georgia in November on a date to be determined.

Arrangements by Fischer Funeral Care, Atlanta (678) 514-1000

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