Todd Jordan

Todd JordanTodd Jeremy Jordan, 50, a Northland resident in KCMO passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his wife & daughters. He was born October 9, 1961 in Topeka, KS to Joe E. and Barbara S. (Keating) Jordan. Todd was a graduate of Park Hill High School.

Todd was born in Topeka, KS moving to Kansas City as a young boy. Todd often shared very fond memories of summers and extended time spent with both his paternal and maternal grandparents in Topeka & Blain, KS. Todd was old school with a work ethic taught him by spending time with an older generation.

He graduated from Park Hill High School in 1980 after which he attended trade school and learned welding. He was part owner/operator of CRT Automotive in Parkville, MO, named for the three owners Curtis, Rick & Todd. It would be of no surprise that he worked three (3) jobs to support his young family. Todd worked in many fields, airline freight, truck parts & equipment, machine mechanic, welder, lighting, maintenance, trenching, operating heavy equipment. When he decided to participate in the American Royal BBQ, he built his own smoker. He was a jack of all trades and could fix or build anything and had friends in all walks of life.

Todd loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing. He taught all of his children, and many others, to fish sharing that if you kiss the first fish you catch and put it back, it will bring you luck to catch more fish. I’m not so sure he really believed this, but more so found joy in how many people he could get to kiss fish! He loved shooting guns and even taught a few hunter safety courses. Todd exercised his rights and obtained his Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) permit and we often called him a gun savant. If he watched an old western or a cop show, he would always identify the type, brand, caliber of firearm and ALWAYS followed up with, “I’d like to have one of those.”

As a young man, Todd raced dirt bikes and never lost his love for motorcycles. He always had some sort of motorcycle, often in pieces in the garage to tinker with and modify to make it cooler and better. As an adult he owned Harley’s, bought his reluctant wife her own where they met some amazing people who shared the HD passion.

One of the most descriptive words used to describe Todd was that he was ORNERY. He could talk to anybody, fix anything and had a sense of humor that everyone could appreciate. He was never an outwardly affectionate man which is why we believe God gave him four daughters. If you told him “I Love You” he would always reply with “Thank You.” With him it wasn’t your words but your actions and we never doubted the love he showed for his family and friends every day. Todd was truly an old soul and saying he will be missed is a gross understatement.

Jennifer always told their girls that their father was Superman.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer (Gates) Jordan of the home; his children, Tatum J. Epperson and husband Jeff, Alexandria Bean all of KCMO; Tess Jordan and Teddi Jordan of the home; two grandchildren, Van and Layla Epperson; his parents, Joe and Barbara Jordan of Parkville, MO; two brothers, Tim Jordan of California and Troy Jordan of Gladstone, and a generous extended family (you know who you are).

Todd always said that golf courses and cemeteries were the biggest waste of space and thought it more fitting to have a party & drink a beer. His girls are planning a Going Away party to truly celebrate his life and will share that information as soon as plans can be confirmed. We will keep you updated on an event page through Tatum’s Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/events/333665646683363/ In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to NorthCare Hospice and may be left in care of the Meyers Northland Chapel, 401 Main St. Parkville, MO 64152.

Condolences

  • annie duff wrote:

    god bless you all. annie

  • Lacey Carnesecca Cherrington wrote:

    Jennifer & Family,
    We are SO deeply sorry for your loss. We love you, miss you and will be thinking about all of you from here in Utah. Wish we could all come to celebrate his life with you. Hugs and kisses.
    Love you guys,
    Lacey & Family

  • Ken & Lela wrote:

    Our condelence to Todd’s family. May he rest in peace.

  • Wendy Wiseman wrote:

    Dear Tatum and Jeff,

    We are so sorry to read of your Dad’s death. Our prayers are with you for peace and understanding.

    Wendy and family

  • Chris Carver wrote:

    Dear Jennifer and girls,

    I have heard so many wonderful stories about Todd, his special abilities and talents, his devotion to his family, and his great and unique brand of humor.

    Hold tight to your many wonderful memories, for they will comfort you. Lean on your friends and family for they will strengthen you. And never forget that you are deeply cared for.

    My heart is with you all, and I am sending you my love.

    Chris Carver

  • Tabitha Krull wrote:

    Alex,

    I love you and am thinking of you, your mom and siblings constantly. All of my love to the entire Jordan family.

    Tabitha Krull

  • David Cook wrote:

    Jennifer – Peace and Blessings to you and the kids. Todd really was one of the good guys, and he’ll be missed.

    Much Love -
    David

  • Kirk Holferty wrote:

    Jennifer -Although we haven’t seen each other in many years I remember Todd and you fondly. I’m truly sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. As Dave said, “Todd really was one of the good guys and he’ll be missed”.

    Kirk

  • Meaghan Baker wrote:

    Alex, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!
    Love you!

  • Carrie Conway wrote:

    Alex and family,
    l am so sorry for your loss. You have been in my thoughts a lot and will be for awhile. Much love and hugs your way.

  • Tracy Hevalow wrote:

    Jennifer
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Todd will be remember as a good person and a true friend.
    Tracy

  • Alexis wrote:

    Tatum, my condolences to you and your family.
    Alexis

  • Missy Heilig wrote:

    Jennifer, Tatum, Teddi, and Tess I will always remember Todd with a smile on my face. I felt like we were a reconnected family when I had Teddi in class and we finally figured out our connection. I know my grandpa will look forward to seeing him in heaven. I am so sorry for your loss!

  • Patti keating johnson wrote:

    Our thoughts and prayers to each and everyone one of you.

  • John Kytasaari wrote:

    Jennifer and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Todd’s passing, the world turly lost a good good man.

  • David Cash wrote:

    Jennifer and Family,
    I am sorry to hear about Todd’s passing.I have alot of good memories growing up with Todd. I know he will be missed.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    David

  • Jo Ann Brown wrote:

    Joe & Bobbie, I’m so sorry you lost Todd. I didn’t know him, but I have a daughter the same age, and I can’t imagine how heart breaking this must be. Will be keeping you in my thoughts.

  • Amy & Mark Berthold wrote:

    My Dearest Jennifer and Girls,
    I wish I could express to you all the appropriate words, All I can say is that I am so sorry for your loss, And that I want you to know that you mean a great deal to me.
    Todd will be greatly missed.
    Much Love,
    Amy and Mark Berthold

  • Mike Nelson wrote:

    Jennifer and family,

    Words cannot express the sadness I feel inside after hearing that Todd had passed away. I have nothing but great memories of you and Todd during our days in high school. I wish you God’s strength during this difficult time. Todd was truly a friend to everyone he touched in his life. He will always be remembered as just that, a true friend.

    With love,

    Mike Nelson

  • Lori Megown wrote:

    Jennifer,
    I am so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing. There are so many memories of our HS years, and Todd was always one of the good guys. I can only imagine how much he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family right now.
    Lori

  • GARY, KELLY & KATHY DEVLIN wrote:

    Tatum we’re so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our thoughts & prayer’s our with you & your family.

  • Deana Merryman wrote:

    Ornery, yes, but a heart of gold! Todd was the true meaning of the word friend.

  • Dave Buehler wrote:

    Jennifer and family,
    Todd was always a good and happy soul. We’ll never forget the great memories and times from our PHS days. Peace and prayers for Todd, you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Dave and Lisa Buehler

  • Louise Kytasaari wrote:

    Dear Jennifer and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time

    Larry and Louise Kytasaari

  • richard elainea riggin wrote:

    jennifer and family,
    we are truly saddened with your loss. i can’t imagine the
    pain. what an honor to share his life. the bible says were
    only here for a short while but in eternity for ever. we’ll all
    meet todd one day. were here for you jennifer..rich

  • Alicia Kelley wrote:

    I remember, Todd when he was always next door, when I was a child. He was always happy to see me when I would come popping over and always helped me with my motorcycle and go cart if they needed tinkering with. He didn’t care if you were 10 or 100 he made the time to talk with and help anyone that needed it. My dad Pete Kelly, who passed away in July of ’11, was upset to find out Todd also had cancer and said it wasn’t fair for it to happen to such a great guy. That’s what Todd was, a great guy who will be greatly missed by everyone who’s life he had touched. We will miss you Todd

  • Joni (Kelley) Kattou wrote:

    Todd was a wonderful man and loved by many. He and Pete are probably watching down on us. Just remember how much he loved life and the people in his life.

  • Shanna Carnesecca wrote:

    Jennifer and girls,
    So sorry to hear about Todd, we all loved him so much.He was always so much fun and he will dearly be missed. Wish we could all come to his party and celebrate his life with all of you. We do know how to party.
    Love you,
    Paul and Shanna

  • Donna Stokes wrote:

    Jennifer & family:
    I have been praying for you all and sincerely hope you can find
    some peace now. Todd was truly “one of a kind” and he always
    made me laugh! I have always felt he would be there to help anyone if needed. You were fortunate to be with him for his lifetime. Our nieghborhood will miss him tremendously and greatful to have known him….
    Sincerely,
    Donna

  • Kelly Hagen wrote:

    Jennifer,
    My heart goes out to you and your girls. Todd was an amazing man. I saw him last at Kevin’s funeral. Kevin and I were so close with Todd when we first married. I remember walking into Scherer and he would always have the biggest grin and ask “why are you here”. Ha! He was the Best Man in our wedding and Kevin was very fond of him. Toward the end of Kevin’s life, he would always ask if I had heard from Todd.
    I’ll never forget the business trips we would attend. Todd would have his own room, but would always end up in ours. I remember a specific time, waking up and he was urinating in the closet on my suitcase. It wasn’t funny that night, but the three of us laughed many times later. He would always say the same…. “sorry about it”. Priceless!!
    I was going through pics the other day when I heard of his passing. Many great memories of both Kevin and Todd. His daughter’s were so lucky to have him as their dad. Jennifer… My deepest thoughts are with you during these challenging times. Stay strong!
    Todd Jordan, you will be missed by all. Thank you for touching our lives.. “your way”!!

  • Kelly Hagen wrote:

    Jennifer,
    My heart goes out to you and your girls. Todd was an amazing man. I saw him last at Kevin’s funeral. Kevin and I were so close with Todd when we first married. I remember walking into Scherer and he would always have the biggest grin and ask “why are you here”. Ha! He was the Best Man in our wedding and Kevin was very fond of him. Toward the end of Kevin’s life, he would always ask if I had heard from Todd.
    I’ll never forget the business trips we would attend. Todd would have his own room, but would always end up in ours. I remember a specific time, waking up and he was urinating in the closet on my suitcase. It wasn’t funny that night, but the three of us laughed many times later. He would always say the same…. “sorry about it”. Priceless!!
    I was going through pics the other day when I heard of his passing. Many great memories of both Kevin and Todd. His daughter’s were so lucky to have him as their dad. Jennifer… My deepest thoughts are with you during these challenging times. Stay strong!
    Todd Jordan, you will be missed by all. Thank you for touching our lives.. “your way”!!

    Kelly Hagen

  • THOMAS TONEY wrote:

    I’m glad that our path did cross, Todd was a very pleasant person that we were blessed to meet.

  • Annunzio Alter family wrote:

    Jennifer,
    Our hearts and prayers are with you all as our long time friend has passed. I met Todd in elementary school. He’s one of the people who I have known almost all of my life. That grin – it was probably 2nd grade when I first saw it and I knew that being the new kid in school was going to be okay with Todd in my new school. I think that he and Mr. Cash were on my bus route, and this is where they got the “Ornery” reputation. This year, I too have a 2nd grade boy and Todd will extend his influence once again as I remember and sigh a sigh of relief remembering that as did Todd, my boy will also be able to ‘turn out alright’ even if he is a little ORNREY to his family and friends. Here’s to the Good-Guys!
    God bless and keep you in His hands. My prayers for peace and love to you and yours,
    ~Susy Alter and family

  • Bobbie Jordan wrote:

    Todd, you know we all Love you,of course you will never be forgotton, jennifer and the girl’s took suck great care of you,and your good buddy Steve,was alway’s there for you. I can just hear you know,telling us all to shape up,get on with living,that you are ok. LOve you our Son.MOM& DAD.

  • Mark and Fran Ehrhard wrote:

    Joe and Bobbie, we are so sorry to hear about Todd. We know this is so difficult a time for you. Our prayers are with you, Jennifer, and the family.

  • Elmer and Donna Kampsen wrote:

    Joe and Bobbie, Thanks for sending us this Memorial page. Although we didn’t know your Todd I can see from those who did that he was a very unforgetable person., and much loved by many. I’m sorry we never met him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Donna and Elmer

  • Sherri Iverson wrote:

    So sorry for this profound loss of a good man, husband and father. We grieve with you, honey. May the Lord bless and keep you through this monumental valley. Todd will be fondly remembered always.

    Sending my love…Just Sherri

  • Donna Hustler and Family wrote:

    Tim and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Although we had not met Todd I am sure that he was of the same calibur of the Jordans we do have the pleasure of knowing. Take care of each other and know that we all love you and send you our heartfelt condolences.

    Donna, Adam,Jamie,Tina,Gilbert and Martina

  • McKinsey Jordan wrote:

    Love you Uncle Todd.

  • craig olofson wrote:

    Personally, I cannot think of a better way to be remembered, than by this write up of Todd. I can only hope to be remembered by my family and friends in this very classic old school fashion. He was his own man……..The world is poorer place without this guy riding and walking the streets. Condolences to my brother Tim and the entire Jordan family! As the great Lakota Warrior Crazy Horse would say at the battle of the Little Bighorn: Hoka Hey! Peace, CROw

  • Harry W. Cowhick wrote:

    Joe/Bobbbie–All tho I didn,t know nor did I ever meet your son Todd, I know that both of you raised a very loving son. I have known both of you long enough to know that through the years Todd loved and respected both of you with all of his heart and I know also that he’s probably looking over both of you today and will be for the rest of your lives. My prayers are with you both. Not only that but they will be with the two of you each and every day for the rest of my life.

  • Patti St. Vincent wrote:

    Just heard the sad news and am still stunned. Todd was a great guy and a lot of fun to be around – this writeup of him and the postings are a testament to that fact. He’ll be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to you, Jennifer, and your girls and the rest of his family.

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