David E. "Dave" Jordan, 86, of Carmi passed away at 11:28 a.m., Monday, February 1, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Carmi, IL on December 8, 1934 the son of Maxwell Eugene and Katie Marie (Rhein) Jordan. Dave married Mary E. Acord on November 6, 1976. He retired from Consumers Gas as superintendent and later operated Jordan's Backhoe Service with his son, Jimmy. Dave was a member of New Beginnings Church of God where he played in the praise band. He loved music and played with the Mar-Vels for over 30 years.
Dave is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary; a daughter, Teresa (Frank) Buerster of Salem; three sons, Eddie (Cheryl) Jordan of Ft. Mitchell, KY, Kenneth (April R.) Jordan of Carmi and Jimmy (April M.) Jordan of Carmi; 11 grandchildren, Kellena Kelsheimer, Erica Summers, Seth Howard, Garrett Jordan, Chloe Jordan, Andrew Jordan, David M. Jordan, Aidan Jordan, Nevan Jordan, Alexis Jordan and Asher Jordan; and two great-grandchildren, Chandler Meyer and Carter Summers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maxwell and Katie Jordan; an infant brother, Jimmie Eugene Jordan; and two half-sisters, Judy Murphy and Donna McKinnell.
Funeral services for David E. "Dave" Jordan, 86, of Carmi will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 4, 2021 at New Beginnings Church of God in Carmi. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home and on Thursday from noon until service time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in Dave's memory to New Beginnings Church of God and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home. In accordance with CDC and IDPH recommendations, social distancing will be observed and masks will be required.