1947 – 2015

SCARBOROUGH — John C. Jordan, 68, a resident of the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Gosnell Hospice House, with his loving family by his side, after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Lewiston on Aug. 1, 1947, the son of John W. and Carmen C. (Lagasse) Jordan. John was a 1965 graduate of St. Dominic’s High School and following graduation was immediately drafted to serve in the U.S. Army Airborne Division as a Green Beret serving two tours of duty during the Vietnam Conflict.

He was an avid race car fan having built and driven his own race cars at Oxford Plains Speedway. He was also an avid follower of NASCAR. Automobiles were his passion. This led to a career in the auto industry, where he held a variety of positions for 14 years. He also served as a police officer under his father, John W. Jordan, a former chief of the Auburn Police Department.

Survivors include three sons, Scott and wife, Kari, of South Portland, Bruce and wife, Lacee, and Shawn and wife, Jamie, all of Liberty, Mo.; as well as seven grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Mary and Hannah Middleton, both of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Elaine Merrill and husband, Brad, and Elizabeth Arsenault, all of Blackstock, S.C.; and also surviving are two close family friends, Peter and Phylliss Viets of Unity.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, the former Lucille Gagne; and his second wife, the former Deborah Cobb.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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