Sam Woodrow Jordan

July 21, 1930 ~ August 31, 2020 (age 90)


Sam Woodrow Jordan, 90 of Russellville, Arkansas, left this world to take residence in his eternal home on Monday, August 31, 2020 at The Arbor's in Russellville. He is now with the love of his life, his late wife Mary Whitton Jordan; daughter, Debbie Cagle and many other family and friends who preceded him.

He was born July 21, 1930 in Buckatunna, Mississippi to the late Jesse and Epsie  Runnels Jordan. He married Mary in 1957 and they raised five children in West Memphis, Arkansas. He served his country proudly in the US Army during the Korean war from 1950 -1952.  After retirement from Bunge Corporation where he was a millwright and construction supervisor, he and Mary built their dream home in Drasco, Arkansas. They lived there for over 20 years making great memories and friends. Then, they moved to Russellville, Arkansas in September of 2017 to be closer to family. Sam was an amazing craftsmen and welder. If any of his kids ever hinted they wanted him to make a table, lamp, fence or needed anything fixed by welding, he would be working on it the very next day. 
Sam is survived by two daughters, Gail Ashmore & Bill of Hot Springs Village, Donna McDonald & Doug of Carrolton, Texas; two sons, Jim Dickerson & Myra of Russellville, Jack Dickerson of Hot Springs; brother Robert Jordan of Starke, FL; sister, Geneva Long of Grace Hill, MS; cousin raised by family, Bud Jordan of Ohio; ten grandchildren, Denise Cobb of Petaluma, CA,  Shane Dickerson Hughes & Matt of Russellville, Morgan Dickerson of Crane Hill, AL, Jordan Dickerson & Jonathan of Hot Springs, Erik Dickerson & Tessa of Russellville, Jesse Dickerson of Hot Springs, Matt Dickerson & Bridget of Russellville, Drew Dickerson & Megan of Wake Forest NC, Myka Ashmore Berkson & Andrew of Tyler, TX, Jamiee Ashmore Przybylinski & Mark of Michigan City, IN; fifteen great grandchildren, Iris and Henry Cobb, Kadison Berkson, Jonathan, Caleb and Sarah Hughes, Anna Calavitta & Tyler, Langdon, Bo, Mabry, Jett, Dillon, Lottie, Addie and CJ Dickerson as well as beloved nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.  

Graveside Funeral service will be 12pm Friday, September 4, 2020 at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, AR. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 


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Graveside Service
September 4, 2020

12:00 PM

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