David Ray Jordan

David Ray Jordan

December 28, 2021, 52, Goldsboro –

Remaining ever positive and always courageous, David Ray Jordan, 52, finished his course in this life on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. David was born in Wayne County on March 7, 1969 to Sherrell and Peggy Jordan of Goldsboro.

A 1987 graduate of Southern Wayne High School, David traded being a “Saint” for a “Pirate” and graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree from East Carolina University. He was employed at Flowers Foods in Goldsboro where his quick wit and enjoyment of life endeared him to all his coworkers.

An avid sportsman, he enjoyed spending time on the greens playing golf. As a coach, David influenced many young people by his belief in them and perseverance toward playing your best. He took great pride in calling games as an umpire. Cheering for his favorite team, the North Carolina Tarheels, it was evident to all that David was Tar Heel born and Tar Heel bred.

David’s ultimate joy and priceless treasure was his family. Spending time with his wife and sons, no matter what occasion, was always on the top of his priority list.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Bethel Church, 2308 N. William Street, Goldsboro. A service to celebrate David’s life will be at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Pastor Daniel Weeks and Pastor Steve Holder officiating. Interment will be on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

In addition to his parents, David is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sherrie Jordan; sons, Bret Robinson and Tyler Jordan; sisters, Vanessa Brooks and husband Jeff and Lanell Brown and husband Lee; brother, Michael Jordan and wife Cammie; and several nieces and nephews he loved very much.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in his memory to Bethel Church, 2308 N. William Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.