Willis Pope Jordan III ’67

Willis Pope JordanDr. Willis Pope Jordan III of Rome, Georgia, age 72, passed away on May 15, 2017 after a short illness.

Pope was born on February 5, 1945 in Columbus, Georgia, son of the late Dr. Willis Pope Jordan, Jr, and Elizabeth Beasley Jordan. Pope graduated from Darlington School in 1963.

He earned his B.S. from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina in 1967 and graduated Medical School of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia in 1971.

Following graduation from medical school, Pope proudly served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1972 through 1975 stationed in Hahn Airbase, Germany.

Upon his return to the US, Pope completed his medical residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas in 1978. He and his family then moved to Rome, Georgia where he started his medical practice as an OB/GYN. He joined Norton, Hortman, Wilcox & Cates, now known as Norton Women’s Clinic in 1979 and over the course of his medical career in Rome, delivered over 3,500 children.

His accomplishments include acting as Chairman of OBGYN of Floyd Medical Center from 1989 through 1991 and serving on the Harbin Clinic Quality Assurance Committee from 2001 through 2010, acting as chair of the QA committee for four years.

Pope was predeceased by his first wife, Alice Lynne Garner, with whom he had four children and is survived by his loving wife, Della Fran Jordan, of 26 years and five children: Michele Leigh Farmer of Lancaster, CA; Alicia Jordan Haff (Corey) of San Antonio, TX; Laura Jordan Baker (Jon) of Dallas, TX ; Amy Jordan Scott (Matt) of Kingwood, TX; and Andrea Jordan Garramone (Michael) of Dallas, TX and their nine grandchildren.

He is also survived by his sisters, Jenni Feldhaus and Juli Martin and predeceased by his sister, Jerri Morrison.

Upon Pope’s retirement from his medical practice in 2010, he and Fran loved to spend free time taking cruises, traveling internationally and visiting family.

At home, Pope loved to cook, play bridge and spades, complete crossword puzzles, and working in his garden and fish pond.

The family received friends at Daniel’s Funeral Home, 901 E. 2nd Ave. in Rome from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18th.

Please visit www.daniels-funeralhome.com to share fond memories and condolences.