Henry “Trail” Hunter Jordan Jr., owner and operator, Jordan Funeral Home, Kosciusko, Mississippi, died December 19, 2016, at age 73.
Jordan attended Holmes Community College and the University of Mississippi and graduated from John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in 1964.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. During his service, he attained the rank of SP5 (E-5) and served with the 173rd Petroleum Company out of Greenwood, Mississippi, and the 173rd Mortuary Affairs Detachment (formerly Graves Registration) at the mortuary headquarters at Da Nang Air Force Base. Jordan is a life member of VFW Post 1983 and American Legion Post 44.
He was the third-generation owner and operator of Jordan Funeral Home. Jordan was involved with the American Board of Funeral Service Education and was 1990 president of the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards. He was past president of the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association. In 1976, Jordan was appointed as secretary-treasurer of the Mississippi Board of Funeral Service, where he served for 16 years. He and his firm are members of Selected Independent Funeral Homes and the International Order of the Golden Rule.
Jordan was a member of the Kosciusko-Attala Chamber of Commerce, serving as president in 1980, the Attala County Civil Defense and the Kosciusko Jaycees, where he was a past president.
He is survived by sons Henry and Jackson, and five grandchildren.