KNOXVILLE, TN – Phillip Marvin “PJ” Jordan, Knoxville passed away at his home, Friday, March 20, 2020. He was born in Knoxville, December 27, 1955 to Thelma and Charles Freeman.
He was raised by his grandmother and grew up in church and was a member of Foster Chapel Baptist Church.
He started work at a young age carrying over 2,000 newspapers a day for Mr. Walker throughout grade school High school. He started working at the Blue Gem Coal Company and became co-owner there. Afterward, he went to work at American Limestone for a short time, then worked for the City of Knoxville, from which he retired from Code Enforcements after 25 years. He opened his own lawn company, P. J.’s Lawn Service.
During his years of employment, he rejoined Foster Chapel, sang in the choir, and was one of the first drivers of the church van ministry.
Preceded in death by parents, Thelma Jordan and Charles Freeman; grandparents, Rev. Shepard and Marie Jordan; first wife, Sarah Jordan; second wife, Joyce Jordan; brothers, Walter Harris and Carl Dillihunt; and other relatives.
Those left to cherish his memories, children, Thomas (Amy), Jeremy (Victoria) and Jenna Jordan; sisters, Fay (Cleo) Jordan- Wimes, and Tracie (Paul) Jordan-Wright; brother, Charles “Rip” Freeman; aunt, Geraldine McClure; a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Family will receive friends, 12:30-1 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Jarnigan’s Chapel; funeral service, 1 p.m., Rev. John Jordan, Officiating.
Arrangements by JARNIGAN & SON MORTUARY. www.jarnigansmortuary.com