The Life of Jordan D. Gladden

Jordan Daniel Gladden Jr.

Jordan Daniel Gladden Jr., age 73, went home to be with The Lord on January 27, 2014 after a sudden illness. Jordan was born February 6, 1940 in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Jordan was a resident of the Akron Community for over 40 years. He was employed by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, BF Goodrich and ultimately retired from Hayes Lemmerz of Akron, Ohio. Jordan attended Wesley Temple A.M.E. Zion Church. He participated in several church organizations including the bus ministry, the Steward Board and was a very proud member of the Senior Usher Board at Wesley Temple for many years.

Jordan was a fun-loving caring individual who truly loved and enjoyed his family and friends. He would pick up the phone at a moment''s notice and call them just to see how they were doing "just checking in".

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Jordan D. and Mary J. Gladden, Sr.

He is survived by loving wife, Marvie T. Gladden, of Akron; sister, Rosemary Gladden, of Charlotte NC; daughter, Linda Taylor-Richardson, of Akron; son, Jordan D. Gladden III, of Charlotte, N.C.; granddaughter, Ilea Marvette Taylor, of Akron; special cousin, Gisele Ponder, of Akron and a host of relatives and friends.

Homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12:00 noon at Wesley Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, 104 N. Prospect St., Akron, OH 44304, Rev. Dr. Charles Tyler eulogizing. Family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment Mt. Peace Cemetery. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 636 Rhodes Ave., Akron, OH 44307.

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