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Ervin "Wayne" Jordan '64 August 25, 2020 2:41 PM updated: August 25, 2020 3:47 PM

Wayne Jordan
October 08, 1941 - June 15, 2020

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Ervin Wayne Jordan of Art, Texas on June 15, 2020 at the age of 78. E. Wayne, as his friends and family knew him, was born October 8, 1941, to Rev. Ervin Max and Mable Sofia Ericson Jordan in Austin, Texas. E. Wayne was the second son born into the family of four.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 26 years, Kathryn Wilson Jordan. His sons Josh Calhoun and wife Lorien of Levelland, Tx., Joe Calhoun and wife Misti of Thorndale, Tx., grandchildren Jackson, Caleigh and Lincoln Calhoun and good friends Patricia and husband, Victor. E. Wayne will be sorely missed by dear friends Arlee R. and Liz Leifeste. E. Wayne is also survived by sister-in-law Carol Jordan of Mason, Tx. brothers-in-law Sam Wilson, Robert Wilson and wife Claribel, Bryan Wilson and wife Holly Ruth and a myriad of Jordan, Ericson and Wilson nieces, nephews and cousins. E. Wayne is preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Ray Jordan.

As the son of a Methodist Reverend, E. Wayne moved around but spent most of his childhood years in Central Texas. He graduated from Nixon High School in 1960 and attended Southwestern University in Georgetown from 1960 – 1962, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. After a brief stay at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos in 1962, E. Wayne transferred to the Texas Agriculture and Mechanical University in College Station where he graduated with a BS in Animal Science. E. Wayne then went on to serve his country in the Air Force from 1966 – 1969. E. Wayne served as a veterinarian technician, specializing in the care and well-being of primates at the School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks AFB. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force as an E4 Sergeant, E. Wayne returned to his alma mater, Texas Agriculture and Mechanical University, as a Teacher’s Assistant and earned his second Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science in 1971. He continued with his love of learning for the rest of his life.

E. Wayne worked for 20 years as a Senior Animal Technician and Supervisor with the cancer research team at MD Anderson Medical Research Center in both Houston and Bastrop, Texas until his retirement in 1991 after his father passed away. E. Wayne promptly returned to Art to care for his mother and return to his love of ranching at the Homeplace. Shortly after returning home, E. Wayne married the love of his life, Kathryn in 1994. Throughout his life, E. Wayne enjoyed hunting, camping in New Mexico, shooting and classical music.

He was a proud member of the NRA and Texas State Rifle Association. And the American Association of Laboratory Animals (AALAS).

He was honored to be able to attend the opening of the George Bush Presidential Library Center at College Station, Texas.

Wayne will be remembered for his big heart, gentle nature, and that special twinkle in his eye when he smiled.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 10:30 am at the Art United Methodist Church in Art, Texas. Graveside services will be held immediately thereafter in the Art West Cemetery under the direction of the Mason Funeral Home.

In remembrance of E. Wayne, individuals may donate to the Art United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 7399 State Hwy 29E, Art, TX 76820 or the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739.

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SERVICES
Celebration of Life
Saturday, June 27, 2020
10:30 AM

Art United Methodist Church
7399 Hwy 29 East
Art, Texas 76820



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