Jul. 4, 2008 Pine Forest Hopkins County Texas, USA
Firefighters from around the area converged in Winnsboro Monday to honor long-time Pickton-Pine Forest volunteer firefighter Joe Pat Jordan, who died Friday as a result of a heart attack suffered while responding to a call Wednesday.
Jordan, 71, dedicated 32 years of service to Pickton-Pine Forest Volunteer Fire Department, a department he helped found in 1976. PPFVFD's secretary/treasure was responding late Wednesday morning to a reported vehicle crash with an entrapment on County Road 2408 along with another firefighter. Shortly after they left the station, Jordan suffered a heart attack. Jordan was honored Monday with a firefighter's funeral, complete with and honor guard composed of Grapevine, Sherman and irving firefighters, and fire apparatus from his as well as other area departments. The service was held at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Burial followed in Pine Forest Cemetery with the members of Pickton-Pine Forest Volunteer Fire Department serving as pallbearers. Jordan is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nell; his son, Jeff of Pine Forest, who at one time also served on the department; two daughters, Carolyn Woolverton of League City and Sharon Car of Mount Vernon; 10 grand children; and one great-grandchild.
His legacy and dedication lives on in his grandson Blake Jordan, who has served alongside his grandfather on PPFVFD. He carried his granddad's love of service even further and is employed as a firefighter in Bonham, TX
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Miss you Cuz! Think of those frog house days often - jo -Anonymous Added: Feb. 15, 2016
Joe I know not which to call you as you were not only my 6th cousin but a "brother" as well. Only I chose law enforcement. May you rest in peaceful slumber knowing that your brothers in the Pickton-Pine Forest FD will always watch over your family- as my ...(Read more) -
Mary Noles Triplett Added: Apr. 30, 2014