Dr. Thomas M. Jordan

Dec. 31, 1947-Feb. 7, 2021


Dr. Thomas M. Jordan, 73, passed away Sunday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2021, at the Indiana University Ball Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born Dec. 31, 1947, at Crawfordsville, the son of Morris B. and Edith (Scherer) Jordan.

Tom graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1965 and earned his under graduate degree from Indiana State University. He eventually earned his master’s and doctorate degrees from Oklahoma State University. He served in the U.S. Army as a sargent during the Vietnam War era having been stationed mostly at the Pentagon. Eventually Dr. Jordan served on the faculty of Ball State University as a Professor in Physics and Astronomy for 35 years prior to his retirement in 2016. Tom married the love of his life Teresa (Wrightsman) Jordan on June 30, 1968, at Judson, and she survives. He was a member of the American Astronomical Society and American Physics Society. He enjoyed participating with the comradery at the Morning Tillotson McDonalds Breakfast Club.

Besides his wife of 52 years, Teresa, he is survived by son Christopher Jordan (significant other Dusty DeVoss), Parker City; daughter Cecilie Nunn (husband Doug), Noblesville; two grandsons, Logan Nunn, Fishers, and Brian Nunn, Chattanooga, Tennessee; sister Sondra Fish, Irvine, California; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Cecil Jordan; and sister Ann Jordan.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at Parson Mortuary Cremation Center, with Pastor Ben Lane and Father Coady Owens officiating. Burial will follow at the Black Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered by the Delaware County Honor Guard.

Friends may call at Parson Mortuary Cremation Center at noon Saturday, Feb. 13 until time of service.

Online condolences may be made to the family in care of www.parsonmortuary.com.


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