Joseph “Joe” Jordan, 90 from Springfield, passed away on July 21, 2022.

He married Dorothy Mae Jordan on May 31, 1958, and together they raised three children. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1947 and attended Missouri State University, becoming a university staff photographer with his friend Elmer Anderson. Joe and Elmer formed “Anderson-Jordan Photography”

Joe received an Associated Press award for his photo of a collusion at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Speedway. One of his favorite stories was when he met then-President Harry Truman during one of his visits to Springfield. Joe joined the Air Force after the start of the Korean War.

Later he started selling record albums at the Anderson-Jordan photography store. Record albums became so popular, he started “The Record Shop” on the same corner of Bennett and Glenstone. Later he expanded, selling Magnavox televisions. He opened an additional store, “Colony Magnavox” at the Battlefield Mall in the 1970s, and later the rental company “Tel-A-Rent,” until he retired in 1992.

Joe is survived by his son Charles Christopher “Chris” (Cleo) Jordan of Windsor, Vermont; and daughters Joann (Craig) Hosmer of Springfield, Missouri; and Cindy (Ric) Weinstein of Chesterfield, Missouri; his five grandchildren: Mitchell, William, Megan, James “Harry” and Joseph “Theo.” Also left to remember Joe are his many friends who will miss his humor, patience, wisdom, and love. From the 1949 Missouri State University Standard newspaper: “Ever present when called upon, Joe’s dependability and capability make him stand out in the quality and faithfulness of his work. Joe has a lust for life that is equaled by few, and this feeling is reflected within his beliefs and ambitions. This is the biography of one of those rare things, a dependable man.”

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Missouri State University Foundation.

Visitation Sunday, July 24, 2 to 4 p.m. at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.

Services Monday, July 15, at 10 a.m., Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri.