George Wesley Jordon, II, 58, of Charleston, entered into eternal peace on December 3, 2018 at the Hubbard Hospice House. George fought a courageous fight against cancer, never giving up and never fighting alone.
George was born in Charleston on May 25, 1960 to the late D. Gene Jordon and Frances Pritchard Jordon.
George was a proud lifelong resident of Charleston which was evident in the many organizations that he helped establish and direct. He was a self-employed business man, owner of Jordon Properties, since 1975.
George was a graduate of George Washington High School and Davis & Elkins College, where he received a bachelors degree in Marketing and Business.
He started the Vandalia Rotary International in Charleston and Co-Founded the Appalachian String Band Music Festival. George was also involved in establishing the African American Arts Camp.
George worked for the State of West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the Department of Education and Arts. He also acted as Director of Camp Washington Carver in Fayette County.
George enjoyed life to the fullest. From spending the weekends at he and Kim’s cabin in Alderson, to camping with his grandkids, hunting or having family dinners at his house. George was committed to his family- and everyone was a part of the family.
He is survived by the love of his life, Kimberly S. Jordon; children, Brittany S. Edwards (Derek) of Charleston, George W. Jordon, III (Pamela) of Charleston, Hannah J. Clark (Jason) of Charleston, Jessica D. Thomas (James) of Beckley and Jason P. Dawson (Charli) of Cross Lanes; grandchildren, Coralee Thomas, Karalynn Thomas, Adalynn Dawson, Preston Clark and baby Jordon due in July 2019; brother, Andrew B. Jordon and his wife, Becky Jones Jordon of Charleston; niece Stephanie Haden (Ed, Lily, Ray); niece Emily Jordon; nephew Tyler Jordon; and niece Andi Jordon.
Visitation will be held at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on Thursday December 6, from 4:00-7:00pm.
A Legacy Service to celebrate George’s life will be held at 11:00 AM, December 7, 2018 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center in the new Conference Center with Rev. Kim Webster and Pastor Clifford Samples officiating.
Access through the Quarrier Street entrance of the Convention Center.
In lieu of flowers – the family suggests donations may be sent in memory of George to: St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 36 Norwood Road, Charleston, WV 25314.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com .
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.