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John Miles Jordan, Jr.

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1 of 26 | Posted by: Margaret and George Bullwinkel - SC

“Mary,You and Johnny were fabulous neighbors. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.Suzy ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Suzy Howerton - Nashville, TN


3 of 26 | Posted by: George Bullwinkel - Mt pleasant, SC

“John and Mary were gracious and kind neighbors of mine when I lived on Montagu Street, downtown. I am so very sorry to hear of John's passing. My...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Holly Herrick - Charleston, SC

“John Miles Jordan boldly and graciously topped the upper crust of Charleston's leaders. He was always a very humble and likeable person, blessed with...Read More »
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7 of 26 | Posted by: Jack Young - Waxhaw, NC

“Johnny was an incredible human being, and his life was cut too short for all that he brought to it and to those who knew him. He was my boss at C&S...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Elizabeth Boineau - Charleston, SC

“Farewell our Native Son. One who loved life, his family and serving his fellow man.'The Lord will say"Johnny, well done my faithful servant" when...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“May you find kindness to warm you, sympathy to comfort you, and cherished memories to bring peace to your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with the...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Lloyd Edwards - Charleston, SC

“Johnnie was the penultimate gentleman, always encouraging what was best for our Hospital community. It was a privilege to know him. He will always be...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: John Jeb Hallett - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. Johnny Jordan was a great man and was a blessing to the Charleston community. He will be greatly missed. ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Charles Carmody - Charleston, SC

“Mary and Family,I am so sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. My heart breaks for all of you, and I know these are difficult times. No one is ever...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Glenda Lazicki - Charleston, SC

“Please accept my deep expressions of sympathy. May the loving memories you've shared continue to warm your hearts. Psalms 116:15 ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“All of the Staff at Sullivans Restaurant along with myself Donna Hiott will miss him greatly . Our thoughts and prayers go out to his Lovely wife...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Donna Hiott - Summerville, SC

“A fine accomplished man. He was my "big brother" when I was at CoC. When I couldn't find the money to pay our bills at the fraternity, Johnny was...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: Anna Taylor - Adams Run, SC

“Mary, Julie, and Miles,Suzanne and I express our profound sadness over the death of Johnny and our prayers and thoughts are with each of you. He and...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Allen and Suzanne Meetze - Marion, SC

“One of my best memories is working with Johnny on the Trident United Way campaign. He was a tireless advocate who set the standard for volunteerism...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Dan Coleman - North Charleston, SC

“Miles and Deanna - we are so sorry to hear of Mr. Jordan's death. It sounds like he lived life to the fullest and served his community admirably. ...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Tom and Lynn Van Tiem - SC

“Dear Family of John Jordan,I served on the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Board with Johnny. I enjoyed his humor and wisdom shared at meetings...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Lori Leary - Seabrook Island, SC

“What an amazing man...We were lucky that he was a part of the Charleston area! ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Cheryll Woods-Flowers - SC

“To the Jordan family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss.Mr. Johnny helped me when I purchased my business.I will always hold a special place for...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Jimmy Hayes - Edisto Island, SC

“Johnny was my very first playground coach and he set me on a path of goodness for the rest of my life. He passed his good, positive traits on to me ...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Bill Utsey - Clemson, SC

“Miles, You, your mom and your family are in my prayers. Your mom and dad were always very generous to me (as well as patient with me) and I always...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Scott West - Charleston, SC

“Sending love to all of you during this difficult time. What a wonderful accomplished gentleman. Keep the memories close and we are here for you. ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Liz and Barry Socia - SC - Friend


John Miles Jordan Jr. age 78, passed away in Charleston S.C. on October 29, 2018. He was born on June 6, 1940, in Charleston, S.C. and was the son of John M. and Frances Furman Jordan. He graduated from Charleston High School in 1958 and the College of Charleston in 1962 with a B.S. Degree in Mathematics. He also attended the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, and the Graduate School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia.

He began his working career at the age of 12 delivering newspapers for the News and Courier. During College, he was a playground director for Hampton Park where he mentored and befriended a life long group known fondly as "the Hampton Park Boys". Upon graduation, he went to work for the Citizens and Southern National Bank of S.C. He ended his banking career 38 years later as the Regional Executive Officer for the National Bank of S.C. Shortly thereafter, he began a second career as the C.E.O. of the Medical Society of South Carolina, the majority owner of the Roper Saint Frances Healthcare System.

He was always involved in the Charleston Community and his many roles included serving as Chairman of the Board and Past Campaign Chairman of the Trident United Way, President of the Rotary Club of Charleston, as well as being the first lay Chairman of the Board of the Roper St. Francis Health Care System. He sat on numerous other boards including the Coastal Carolina Boy Scout Council, Roper St. Francis Foundation, Family Services of Charleston, Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic, Rogers and Brown Custom Brokers, College of Charleston Cougar Club, College of Charleston Foundation, College of Charleston Alumni Association, National Bank of South Carolina Local Board, Roper Mount Pleasant Hospital, Porter Gaud School and the Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community. He received the College of Charleston's Howard Rudd Business Person of the Year award, the Exchange Club of Charleston's Book of Golden Deeds award, the Synovus Financial Corporation's William B. Turner Humanitarian Award, and the Rotary International's Paul Harris Fellow Award. He was also featured in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" as being the shortest center in college basketball while playing for the College of Charleston. He was also a member of the Carolina Yacht Club, Sea Island Yacht Club, German Friendly Society and the Country Club of Charleston.

He was also very active in The Church of the Holy Communion where he served numerous times on the Vestry including as Junior and Senior Warden. In addition, he was a member of the Finance Committee, a lay Eucharist Minister and also served as a delegate to numerous Diocese of South Carolina Conventions.

The love of his life was his wife, Mary Jenkins Jordan. The two met at a high school dance in 1956 and they married on June 9th, 1962. She was his soul mate, best friend, and moral compass. He is survived by his wife as well as his daughter, Julie Ostrover (Doug); son John Miles Jordan III (Deanna); six grandchildren: Reynolds Ostrover, Caroline Ostrover, Olivia Ostrover, Clayon Ostrover, John Jordan IV, William Price Jordan; sister Frances Hancock; brother William Jordan (Jane); brother in law Laurence Legare Jenkins (Marilyn).

The family will receive friends at the Carolina Yacht club Sunday November 4th, from 4-6pm. Funeral services to be held Monday November 5th at 1pm at the Church of the Holy Communion, 218 Ashley Avenue. Internment following at Magnolia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Second Wind Lung Transplant Association, www.2ndwind.org.