Jordan Fleps Obituary, Death – On Saturday, February 11, 2023, Dr. Jack Jordan passed away in the comfort of his own home at the age of 90. Jack Branch Jordan was born on December 12, 1932 in Avant, Oklahoma. His parents were Edward Branch Jordan and Dorothy M. Troyer Jordan. During his childhood, his family relocated several times until settling down in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, which is also where he completed his secondary education and earned his diploma. After that, he received his degrees in dentistry from both Muhlenberg College and Temple University.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force and completed his education to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon while he was there. After receiving oral and maxillofacial surgery training for a total of six years in San Antonio, Texas, and at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, he worked as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for the United States Air Force, first at Salina, Kansas, and later at Tachikawa AFB in Tokyo, Japan. During the conflict, he made a number of excursions into and out of Vietnam from that location. He served as a consultant to the Indian Army in addition to his duties as a consultant to the surgeon general of the 5th Air Force’s Far East region.
After serving in the Air Force, he was offered a position at Carle Clinic in Urbana, Illinois, and he remained there as a practicing physician from 1968 until 1979. The next year, in 1979, Jack and his colleagues, Dr. Robert Keen and Dr. Richard Claydon, left Carle to establish their own practice, Affiliates in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which currently has locations in Champaign, Mattoon, and Bloomington. He continued working there up to the year 2000, when he finally retired. He had a special passion for instructing, and as a result, he leaves behind a distinguished group of former residents who are now practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeons all around the country.
Jack had the wonderful fortune to see a significant portion of the world, which he enjoyed doing very much. In addition to that, he enjoyed golf, working with wood, and cooking. He had a sarcastic sense of humor, and his pals enjoyed listening to him tell stories. Jack is survived by his wife Holly, three daughters, Julie (Peter) Fleps of Evanston, Illinois, Jill (Bruce) Freeman of Bahama, North Carolina, and Jennifer (Glenn) Caracappa of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as six grandsons and one great-grandchild. In addition, Jack is survived by his wife Holly and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
His grandparents, his parents, his younger sister Beverly, his first wife Kay Poitras, and his grandson Connor Caracappa all passed away before him. Beverly was his younger sister. A private memorial service for the family will take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Circle of Friends, located at 609 West Washington Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820.