Carrol Neal Jordan, 84, of Southern Pines, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, surrounded by the love of his family.
Carrol was born in Maiden, North Carolina on December 12, 1936, to Nolan Leverson Jordan and Madge Goodson Jordan. He spent most of his youth in the small town of South Hill, Virginia, where he and his two siblings played sports and worked in the family barber shop. He loved to breed his hunting beagles and show off his palominos.
After graduating from South Hill High School, he attended Smith Bill-Massey College, where he majored in accounting. After completing his university studies, he was called up to join the United States Army and was stationed in Anchorage. During this time in Alaska, he became an expert rifleman. He loved his stay in Anchorage and had some great stories to share about those days.
After his stint in the military, he returned to the East Coast and moved to North Carolina, where he fell in love with the textile industry. His career in textiles has taken him to many places over the years, and he has held many different titles, including managing director of a large textile company in Lumberton, where he raised his family. During this time, he designed golf shirts for the Pro Group Inc, Duckster and Arnold Palmer divisions.
His passion for golf also extended to his personal time. It is found as much as possible on a golf course. If there was a golf course to play, he would find time to play as much as possible. When he wasn’t working or playing golf, he followed his love of classic cars. He has restored several vintage cars with his children over the years.
After retiring from the textile industry, he moved to Southern Pines to be closer to his family and the first of his two expected grandsons. At Southern Pines, I found a second career at Lowe’s Home Improvement. He liked to meet and talk with people; he never met a stranger and was always laughing. Carrol was good at keeping tabs on the progress of everyone’s plans between visits to the store and making sure they had what they needed. Dawn regularly received selfies from her friends with her dad from Lowe’s.
Carrol’s two daughters, Dawn and Michelle, were the apple of his eye. He was their biggest supporter and fan in everything they’ve done over the years. He just wanted to see them happy, feel loved, and follow their passions wherever it took them.
Becoming a grandfather was his proudest moment. He became “Papa”, “Pops”, “Big P” in 2002 in Zaccary and again in 2003 in Nicolas. His grandsons were his brilliant achievement. He beamed with pride when he spoke of their accomplishments, whether on the soccer field or in the classroom. The love for her boys was endless. He was a true friend and loved his family deeply.
Carrol is survived by his daughters, Michelle L. Jordan of Tennessee and Dawn Jordan-Maser of Southern Pines, and sons Zaccary and Nicolas Maser; and her sister, Brenda J. Roberts, of Mesquite, Texas. Carrol was predeceased by his parents and brothers Joe and Bernie Jordan.
The family sincerely thank the host of friends who have loved Carrol and supported his daughters and grandsons over the years. Your love, prayers, and thoughts will be kept close to their hearts. Special thanks to all of the staff at Fox Hollow Senior Living Community for loving Carrol, allowing him to hire and fire them daily, and treat him like family. Thanks to our FirstHealth Hospice nurse Rebecca for her kindness and support.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 14 at 11 a.m. at Pinelawn Memorial Park in the Peace Garden, 1105 Morganton Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Pinecrest High School soccer team in memory of Carrol Jordan and his love of watching his grandson play soccer. Online condolences can be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.