Funeral ServiceSchertz Funeral Home
Schertz, TX 78154
James W. Jordan Jr.
James (aka “Jamie”) had a smile that could light up a room; and an infectious laugh that brought joy to so many. He lived a life of service to others, from his choice of career in the US Air Force serving in the Medical Corps, to his continual love and care for his large family.
James proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 24 years, first as a noncommissioned officer, and was later commissioned rising to the rank of Major. His Air Force career spanned many areas of medical service, starting as a Biomedical Equipment Specialist and a Medical Logistician. As a commissioned officer, James was selected to serve as a Health Care Administrator. He served during three overseas combat deployments, 2004, 2008, and 2019 supporting Operations Enduring Freedom in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. It is important to note that for his last combattour, although having his own family, he volunteered for this combat assignment, so a pregnant female officer could remain home with her family.
James loved Texas music, old Texas dance halls, riding Harley Davidsons, and anything and everything involving Florida State Sports. In April 2021, he graduated with a Juris Master from FSU, fulfilling a lifelong dream.
He will be missed by the five children he leaves behind. Daughter Jaimie, whom he spent hours talking about music and movies with, and son Austin, whom he spent time with hiking in the Colorado mountains. His stepdaughters Caroline, Charlotte and Katie adored their “Step James” and will miss his silliness and willingness to play almost anything.
James also leaves behind his wife Casey, whom he married in 2018, but met in high school. Their short but laughter-filled marriage capped off his life filled with perseverance, service, laughter, and love; his parents, James W & Michele Drew Jordan of San Antonio, Texas; biological mother, Louise Beck of Greenwich, New York; sisters, Brandy Beyers and Jessica Jordan; brother, Adam Beck; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceded in death by grandparents, Catherine and Harold Jordan, Jane and Malcolm Drew and Frank and Diane Mosso (Biological grandparents).
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 11:00 AM, at the Schertz Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that any memorial donation be made to the James Jordan Memorial Fund at Texas Dance Hall Preservation. Donations can be made at www.texasdancehall.org
Below is the link to view Major James Jordan's Funeral Service and Graveside Service with full military honors.
Live streaming of James' Funeral Service as well as Graveside Service can be viewed HERE