David “Rabbit” Harold Jordan, aged 90, entered the gates of Heaven on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022. Rabbit left Earth peacefully from his home, surrounded by loving family members. We are overjoyed to know he is now reunited with his wife Betty, parents Arti and Gertrude, brothers Ray and Wesley, as well as sisters Frances and Dorlena.
Born in Asheboro on June 26th, 1932 - David’s life was defined by a deep conviction of dedication. After graduating from Asheboro High School in 1952, he served in the United States Army for 2 years. Upon returning to Asheboro and beginning a family, he focused his dedication to ensuring the constant provision for his family. In this, he worked for various Asheboro businesses over the decades; from Klopman Mills, Flav-O-Rich, Flowers Bakery, to Food Lion.
Devotion to serving the Church was also a high priority for David and his family. For decades he attended Neighbors Grove then Rushwood Park Wesleyan Church in Asheboro, where David volunteered his time to the various needs of each. This ranged from grounds maintenance, operating the churches soundboard for their Sunday morning services, to singing in gospel quartets. At the time of his passing, he was a member of Balfour Baptist Church.
Rabbit was not without his own hobbies - he found the time to coach the Klopman Mills baseball team for many years, as well as playing for and umpiring the games of many other teams. He also constructed an impressive recreation of Asheboro through which a multi-track model train line runs. This is an idealized vision of Asheboro, in which various places and businesses bear the names of each of his descendants according to their real life interests or careers. It fills an entire room of his home.
He is survived by his sons, Timothy Jordan (Cheria) of Staley and Robert Jordan of Winston-Salem; daughters, Tina Jordan and Teresa Jordan both of Asheboro; grandchildren, Kyle Jordan (Lauren) of Asheboro, Krystal Ledford (Justin) of Randleman, Nicholas Jordan (Macy) of Greensboro, and Madison Jordan of Asheboro; great grandchildren, Layla Ledford, Olivia Jordan, Liam Jordan, and Avery Jordan; and sister-in-law, Jane Hunt (Darrell) of Asheboro.
Mr. Jordan's body will lie in repose on Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 10:00 am-12:00 noon at Balfour Baptist Church, 1642 North Fayetteville Street in Asheboro. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 noon-1:50 pm at Balfour Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow on Saturday at 2:00 pm at Balfour Baptist Church with Pastor Gary Mason and Pastor Tim Jordan officiating. Burial will be held in the Neighbors Grove Wesleyan Church Cemetery with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Balfour Baptist Church, 1642 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC 27203 or Community Home Care & Hospice, 533 S. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC 27203 or NCTransportationMuseum.org
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the Jordan family.