Larry Granville ‘Papa’ Jordan
Larry Granville “Papa” Jordan, age 73, passed from this world to that of our Heavenly Father on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Scott & White Medical Center in Round Rock, TX.
Larry was born in Dallas, TX on February 25, 1947, the only child of his loving parents, Lawrence Cecil and Ina Dee Jordan.
He was a gifted and hard-working young man, playing the trumpet in the high school and ROTC band at W.H. Adamson High School in Dallas, TX. Larry’s dream was to become a test pilot in the US Navy. After high school graduation in 1965, he attended Texas A&M University in College Station, serving in the Corps of Cadets. Tragically, his dream of becoming a pilot ended when he was critically injured in an accident during the Texas A&M Homecoming bonfire event. After a long recovery, Larry was unable to continue attending Texas A&M. He took a full-time job at Frito-Lay in Dallas, TX, and enrolled in night classes to study engineering.
Over the next 15 years at Frito-Lay, Larry used his exceptional intellect, creativity, and work ethic to grow into an expert in the field of process equipment design and fabrication. He branched into additional career opportunities which led to one of his greatest accomplishments in 1992, the co-founding of Project Services Group (PSG), Inc, in Dallas, TX. With his business partners, Larry grew PSG into an organization with a nationally known reputation of exceptional customer service and project success. As proud as he was of PSG’s accomplishments, he was even more thankful for the friendships he developed with his PSG family.
Throughout his life, Larry mastered many hobbies and skills. Never one to sit by while others worked, Larry gave 110% to anything he tried. His interests were varied, and he loved sharing what he learned with his family. His injury during college made activities more difficult for him, but he pushed himself twice as hard as anyone else. He excelled at fishing, hunting, wood carving, gardening, competition shooting, model airplanes, wine making, and in his later years cooking and baking. Larry always went out of his way to help others, and touched so many lives with his generosity, kindness, and humor.
Larry was blessed with two marriages in his life. His first marriage in 1968 to Sharon Murphy (Jordan) gave him two daughters who adored their daddy, Lori and Shannon. His second marriage to his devoted wife, Dana Crew Jordan, was full of joy, laughs, and Larry’s delicious cooking. Together they built a home, a vineyard, and enjoyed their retirement. Larry’s marriage to Dana brought him the additional blessing of his conversion to Catholicism. Larry took great comfort in his faith and the guidance of the Catholic Church. In true “Larry Jordan” style, he whole heartedly took on his role as a faithful servant and pillar of his community.
One of Larry’s greatest loves was being a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was the Faithful Navigator of The Father Abram J. Ryan Assembly Fourth Degree, which he served for two years. The Father Abram J. Ryan Assembly is the largest and oldest assembly in Texas. He was awarded Knight of the Year in 2009.
Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Dana Crew Jordan of Liberty Hill; his daughters Lori Jordan and Shannon Jordan; his step-daughters Jennifer Crew Baker and Melissa Crew Brady; his sons-in-law Edward Brady and Michael Spencer; his grandchildren “the Little Kids” Heather, Chaney, McKenzie, Brady, Daniel, Megan, Colton, Riley, Ryan, Mason, and Lexi; his great grandchildren Cannon and Harlow; their loyal dog, Boomer.
The funeral was held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Florence, Texas. Burial followed the funeral at Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery and Prayer Gardens in Georgetown, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association.
To share memories and words of comfort with the family, please visit our website at www.cookwaldendavisfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628, (512) 863-2564.