Jordan William North, Jr. (Pa) of Linville, La passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, just one week shy of his 79th birthday. After years battling cancer, he passed away at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX with his beloved wife of 59 years, Dixie, and children, Jordan and Robin, by his side.
Graveside services will be held on March 6, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty-Linville Cemetery in Linville, LA. Visitation will be held prior to the service from noon till 1:00 p.m.
Jordan was born on March 8, 1943, in Monroe, La to Armer Dale Aulds North and Jordan William North, Sr. As a boy he lived mostly with his grandparents, Mama and Papa Aulds, in Spencer, La. In 1962, he married Dixie Crow and they had two children. His work took him to many places around the country, but they settled in Linville, La in 1974.Jordan’s legacy is measured by his family and his indescribable dedication to and love for all of them. He always said his kids were his best friends and they always had a “big time” together. They never left and raised their families next door. He shamelessly spoiled his five grandchildren and never missed a big event in their lives. Nearly everyone he met he gave a nickname and he loved to tell stories about his family and childhood. He was known to most as Pa, Bo, or Uncle Bo. Most days he could be found working in his yard likely building a new “facility”, cleaning or doing home improvement projects, cooking, or going to Farmerville (sometimes several times a day).
Left to treasure his memory are his wife Dixie, whom he lovingly referred to as Felecia when introducing her to strangers, of Linville, La; his son Jordan, III (Bo Dink) and Tracey Hicks (Tracey William), and his daughter Robin North (Sister) and Clint Upshaw, Jr., both of Linville, La. Five Grandchildren; Emily North (Granddaughter) and Chris (Sam) Mike of Spencer, La.; Clint Upshaw, III (Little Brother) of Bernice, La.; Alison North (Little Sister) and Jason Funderburg of Choudrant, La.; Baleigh Upshaw (Dixie Darling) and Jason Thompson of Linville, La.; and Jordan Lee North (Jordan William) and Taylor (Tater) McDaniel of West Monroe, La. Eleven great grandchildren; Stormie (GG) & Levi Mike (LP); Lane (Abram), Meela ( Blossom Earl), Casen (Brother Earl), & Rowan (Sweet William) Upshaw; Natalie (Sweet Dixie), North (Sister North), & Nora (Angel) Thompson; Estella (Precious) & Jack (JW) Funderburg. A sister Dusty and Mike Ludwig of Linville, LA; nieces Rebekah (Rebekah Lee) Ludwig of Linville, LA, and Candy and Dennis Ford of Ruston, LA; great nephew Kennedy (Hartford) and great niece Eden (Hardy). A brother Danny North of Milton, FL; nephews Eric & Justin. Half-sister Jeannie North Salsbury of Calhoun, La; niece Stephanie Miller and nephew Blake Salsbury.; along with numerous family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Armer Dale Aulds & Jordan William North, Sr.
Pallbearers: Clint Upshaw, Jr., Mike Ludwig, Chris Mike, Jason Funderburg, Jason Thompson, Taylor McDaniel, Kennedy North Ford, Winston Hammons.
Honorary Pallbearers: Emily Mike, Clint Upshaw III, Alison North, Baleigh Thompson, Jordan Lee McDaniel, Rebekah Ludwig.
Liberty Baptist Church
325 Liberty Church Road
Linville, LA. 71260