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Clyde E. Jordan

December 15, 1924 ~ December 16, 2020 (age 96)


Clyde E. Jordan, went home to be with the Lord on December 16, 2020, one day after turning the age of 96. Clyde was known to many for playing the organ at Delray Road Church for over 50 years and at Sonshine Mission Church for almost 30 years or more.    He played for many funeral services at Graumlich Funeral Home over several decades, Woodyard Funeral Home, and Cook and Son Funeral Home. 

Clyde’s gift of music goes back to when he was a teenager.  When he was just 14 years old, his parents bought a piano from a church for $2.00.  It was at that time when Clyde began teaching himself how to play the piano.  From first grade through eighth grade, Clyde learned how to read music.  The only music book Clyde had in his home was a church hymnal, from which he started playing music.  At the age of 15, Clyde gave his life to the Lord and played the piano at church services when a substitute was needed.  At the age of 17, Clyde was voted to become the pianist at his church full time. 

Clyde’s gift of music through playing the piano and organ was a blessing to many.  Clyde did everything in his life to serve and honor Jesus.  He dedicated his life to his family, church and most of all Christ.  Not only did he play music for his church he was also the custodian, secretary, treasurer, and Sunday school teacher. He eventually retired from both churches.   

He will be greatly missed.  Preceded in death by his wife, Donna Jean Jordan; son, Glen Jordan, parents, Robert and Alafare Jordan; grandson Craig Wagner; siblings, Minuard Jordan, Arnold Jordan, Clifford Jordan, Leo Jordan, Myrtle Gillian, Ruie Vance, Delphia Meadows, and Shelli Jordan.

Survived by daughter, Barbara Jean Sanders; grandchildren, Rodney Wagner, Jennifer (Jordan) Nguyen, and Heather (Jordan) Rhoades; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and other relatives. Family will receive friends Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 4 – 7 p.m. at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St., Columbus, OH. 43207. 

A private family funeral service will be held by invitation only. There will be live streaming through Graumlich Funeral Home’s website ( for anyone who would like to view on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 10 a.m.   Pastor Steve Hale and Pastor Bev Davis officiating.  Internment to follow at Obetz Cemetery, Columbus, OH. 

To view Clyde’s tribute memorial video, funeral service live streaming and to sign online guest book please visit

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December 30, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Graumlich Funeral Home
1351 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43207

Private Family Funeral Service
December 31, 2020

10:00 AM
Graumlich Funeral Home
1351 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43207

Interment following funeral service
December 31, 2020

Obetz Cemetery
4455 Groveport Road
Columbus, OH 43207

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