James Alston Jordan, 85, husband of Nina Jameson Jordan, died Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Greenville, South Carolina.
Born January 13, 1937, in Greenville, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Fletcher “Tippy” and Birnie Alston Jordan. He was educated in Greenville Public Schools, Sewanee Military Academy in Sewanee, Tennessee, and Clemson University.
Jim joined the US Army in 1955, 3rd Armored Division. On June 1st, 1956, Jim’s unit was transferred to Ayers Kaserne at Kirch-Göns West Germany, where he remained until his discharge in 1958. Following his active military service, he served in the US Army Reserve as Regimental Operations Sergeant (S-3), 1st Battalion, 323rd Regiment, 108th Training Division until his retirement from the Army.
Jim’s career included working with Daniel Construction Company for more than sixteen years in various corporate positions. He was the first Corporate Manager of Project Warehousing and served as Director of Corporate Purchasing. Jim was later designated as the company’s representative to the Foothills Minority Supplier Development Council, serving as its first president, and as a member of the board of the Carolinas-Virginia Supplier Development Council.
Jim ended his working career with United Carolina Bank in Greenville as Assistant Vice President, Regional Real Estate Manager.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nina Jameson Jordan of Greenville; daughters, Alston Jordan Beckman (John), of Pawleys Island, SC, and Sarah Elizabeth Jordan, of Greenville; granddaughters, Jordan Beckman Fischer (Alan), of Atlanta, GA, Caroline Alston Beckman Beson (Gardner) of Atlanta, GA, Margaret Alston Houston (Michael), of Piedmont, and Addie Elizabeth Carpenter (Chelsea), of Hinesville, GA; great-granddaughters Penelope Jane Fischer and Marigold Alston Beson; and sisters-in-law, Sally Jameson Henley (William), of Greenville, and Ruth Jameson Morris, of Asheville.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. Fletcher Jordan and Louise Atkins Jordan of Greenville, and Philip Henry Alston and May Lewis Alston of Atlanta; and brother-in-law, James Larry Jameson, Jr. of Asheville.
The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal. Burial will follow in the Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice or Thornwell Home for Children, Clinton.
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