1935 – 2014

GULF BREEZE, Fla. — Forrest E. Jordan Sr., of Lisbon, passed away Friday, Jan. 3.

He was born July 27, 1935, to Kenneth Jordan and Irene (Moore). Forrest was raised in Lisbon and attended Lisbon Schools. He enjoyed music; he played the accordion and sousaphone. He was known to have played the organ while being towed on a raft around Shagg Pond in Sumner.

He married Dorothy Ruth (Jones) on Aug. 8, 1954. They spent 46 years together before her passing in 2000.

In 1952, Forrest joined the Navy. While in service aboard the USS Heermann, he played sousaphone and drums in the naval band. He was one of the underwater welders who repaired the ship when it was torpedoed at sea. Forrest was also given the prestigious honor of being selected as one of the 40-man honor guard to represent America at the wedding of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier of Monaco on April 19, 1956. After his Navy career, he was employed at Worumbo Mill in Lisbon, North American Rockwell as a waste treatment engineer, Bath Iron Works building frigates for the Navy, supervisor at A.D. Electric installing traffic lighting systems in the state of Maine and also waste treatment facilities U.S. wide.

Forrest served as the commander of American Legion Post 66, which many times  awarded him a lifetime membership. He was a longstanding member of the Fraternal Order of the Masons, a member of the Grange, and he enjoyed storytelling and was quite apt at recounting the history of Lisbon. He donated many items to the Lisbon Historical Society over the years. He was the creator and president of the Zip Zip Squares Dancing Club.

Forrest will be happily remembered and sadly missed by his four children, Forrest E. Jordan Jr. and his wife, Darlene, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Janice M. Jordan of Bowdoin, Gary M. Jordan and his wife, KellieAnn (Remson), of Buckfield, James A. Jordan and Cindy Labonte, of Lewiston. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Forrest E. Jordan III, Leeann Jordan, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Jordan, Jaymie Jordan, Kyle Jordan, Kristen Jordan, Mary Gilbert, Casandra Blahut and Megan Jordan; and great-grandchildren, Trevor, Emily, Michael, Madison, Bryce and Zoey.

He is predeceased by his wife, Dorothy; a brother, Kenneth N. Jordan Jr.; and a sister, Barbara Black.

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