William G. “Bill” Jordan, 88, of W. Riverside Drive, Carlsbad, NM, passed away June 10, 2022 at his home. Visitation will be 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Friday, June 17, 2022 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park.
Bill was born August 26, 1933 in Tucumcari, NM to James and Ruth (Howard) Jordan. He served his country in the U.S. Army from October 25, 1956 to September 8, 1958. Bill worked as a clerk at Ft. Bliss in El Paso and earned a degree in economics from NMSU- Las Cruces. Bill worked for NM Department of Labor for 25 years.
The NM Labor department transferred him to Lovington in 1969 as a farm rep where he met Nadean and her two daughters
After their marriage April 12, 1969 they settled in Lovington, NM he continued to work for the NM Labor Dept. After their marriage he was transferred to Alamogordo where their son William Gerald Jordan, Jr. was born. His final move was to Carlsbad to manage the employment office here. In the last 30 years of his life, he began carpenter work and built three houses – one on Ural and one for his daughter and the current home on Riverside Drive. Bill and Nadean traveled all over the world and went on many cruises. Bill enjoyed being a memeber of the McDonald's men coffee club for years. He was a big fan of his great grandchildren sports activites.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Billy Jordan; daughter, Vicki Walker; siblings: Ruth Elfers, Gertrude Carey, Jean Hodges, Ethel Jordan, James Jordan, Howard Jordan and Ellen Merriman.
Survivors are his wife, Nadean Jordan; daughter, Terri Vaughan and husband, Greg; grandchildren: LaRay Mayrhofen and husband, Kit, Thomas Wilson and wife, Laci, Jessica Barnes and husband, Chad, Anthony Wilson, Matthew Walker, Erica West and husband, Tyler and Tim Walker; great-grandchildren: Haylee, Erin, Tyler and Krysalin Mayrhofen, Dalan, Ian and Gemma Wilson, Ayden, Aubriana, Avery and Austin Barnes and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Carlsbad Foundation, Billy Jordan Memorial Scholarship Fund, 114 S. Canyon Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220
Pallbearers will be Thomas Wilson, Anthony Wilson, Matthew Walker, Tim Walker, Chad Barnes and Tyler West.