Joseph F. Jordan III
January 05, 1937 - September 22, 2021
Joe Jordan, owner of Jordan's Mexican Food restaurant, passed away September 22, 2021. Joe was born in Phoenix to parents Mary and Joe Jordan, Jr., whom he adored. He was Senior class president of North High (class of 1955) and graduated from Arizona State University. After working at his Dad's restaurant on Central Avenue, Joe opened Jordan's on 7th Street in 1962. With passion, purpose, diligence, and hard work, Joe enjoyed welcoming all who entered. You could always count on Joe's smile, hospitality and kindness towards others. He appreciated and cared for each and every customer, friend or family member he spent time with. When time allowed, Joe enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also cherished time working on an Indy Car pit crew with his son-in-law Jerry. Joe was extremely proud to be called Son, Joey, Dad, Grandpa, Brother and Friend. Because of his generosity, warmth, manners and big heart, he made countless wonderful friends. He loved time with lifelong classmates and their reunions each year. However, Joe was most proud of his family. He loved his Mom's Lebanese food, cooking for family gatherings, family time at the beach, and any time spent with his kids and grandkids.
Joe was a blessing in so many ways. We are grateful our Dad taught us the importance of family, concern for others above yourself, strength through kindness, never complaining, and the art of listening. Joe wished to thank all who loved him, cared for him, visited him, became customers of his, worked for him and gave him friendship. He was so appreciative of everyone. Same to you Daddy, thank you for everything! We are proud of you, love you, and miss you.
Survivors include his wife Sharron, children: Lisa Fletcher (Jerry), Joey (Megan), Ashley, brother Robert Jordan, sister Devoney McNeil, grandchildren: Griffin, Addy, and Ainslee. Visitation Sunday October 10, 1-4:30pm at Hansen Mortuary 8314 N 7th Street Phoenix, AZ Funeral Mass 10:30am Monday at St Thomas the Apostle Church 2312 E Campbell Phoenix, AZ. Burial St. Francis Cemetery Phoenix, AZ.