Jordan Day Lindsey, 74, of Harrisonville, Missouri, died Monday, December 28, 2009, at his home after a short bout with cancer. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at United Methodist Church in Harrisonville, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial was in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.
The family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64114 or to American Cancer Society, 6700 Antioch Road, Suite 100, Merriam, KS 66204.
Jordan was born September 29, 1935 in Cabool, Missouri, the first son of Jordan and Gracia L. (Day) Lindsey. He grew up and received his education through the Cabool school system, graduating from Cabool High School in 1953. After a short time in college, he enlisted in the United States Navy in January 1955. After being honorable discharged from the Navy, Jordan attended the University of Missouri in Columbia from February 1959 until February 1962, at which time he was employed by Panhandle Eastern Pipeline in Kansas City.
In 1962 he met Virginia Ann Nash. They were married on November 30, 1963 at Visitation Catholic Church in Kansas City. To this union three children were born, Mark, Shawn and Brenda. In late 1964 they moved to Harrisonville where Jordan took a position with Allen Bank and Trust Co. with his father and brother. He worked at the bank for 31 years, retiring on December 30, 1995. He was a 44-year member and past president of Kiwanis Club of Harrisonville, served several years as treasurer of Harrisonville Cass R-9 School District, served two terms as alderman on the City Council of Harrisonville, and served several years on the board of directors of Missouri Independent Bankers Association.
Jordan was a member of Cass County Elks Lodge #2791 and a member of American Legion Post No. 42. He was a life member of National Rifle Association. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Harrisonville. Some of his most enjoyable times were camping and fishing with his family and hunting with the boys.
Jordan was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Shawn.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Virginia, of the home; one son, Mark and wife Melissa of Harrisonville and children Shauna and Ethan; one daughter, Brenda and husband Grady Boly of Creighton, Missouri, and children Lindsey Costello and Bradley Freeman; one brother, Dayle Lindsey of Harrisonville; a sister; two great-grandchildren; many nephews, nieces and cousins; an uncle and his wife, Bob and Daisy Lindsey of Cabool, Missouri; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many friends. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him.