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Samuel Thomas "Dickie" Jordan, Jr., 76, of Carolina Street in Roanoke Rapids, died Wednesday evening, August 28, 2019, in his home.

Dickie was born October 26, 1942, in Halifax County, the son of Samuel Thomas Jordan, Sr., and Medie Iola Woodruff Jordan.  

He was a retired boiler operator at the paper mill. 

Dickie grew up in an era that instilled in him conservative values; a trait he exhibited his entire life.  He was very thrifty with his money and believed in saving.  

Dickie enjoyed trapping, hunting and fishing. 

Oftentimes he made his own fishing lures, as well as reloading and reusing his used shotgun shells.  

He enjoyed fishing on Lake Gaston and the old lake.  

Dickie also raised and trained bird dogs.  Dickie had a green thumb and he was proud of his yard and his flowers.  The landscape he created in his yard was always beautiful and spectacular. Truly, he was the consummate outdoorsman.

He loved his daughter Denise, and his pride and joy was his twin grandsons, Jordan and Brady.  His biggest regret was his inability to take his grandsons hunting and fishing due to his declining health.   

Family, biological or “adopted” was important to him.  

Because most of his immediate family lived far away, Dickie shared his time and love with friends and their children, especially neighbors Ted and Nicole Garner, whose daughters, Haley and Lauren, fondly referred to him as “Uncle Dickie.”  Alvin and Vickey Harper, their son Mark, and his daughters, Courtney and Casey were also very close friends with Dickie.

Survivors include his daughter, Denise J. Bramley; his grandsons, Jordan and Brady Bramley; uncles, Lenn and Glenn Woodruff; aunt, Jean Hargrove; step-brothers, Steve and Larry Merritt; cousins, Patty Dickens, Sandra Tillman, Thurmond Woodruff, Jr. and Lenn Reece Woodruff; niece, Terry Koch; nephews, Rick and Bobby Draper; and his dear friends,  Vickey Harper and her late husband Alvin; Mark Harper (Tiffany); and his Goddaughters, Courtney and Casey Harper.

Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 until 2:45 pm Sunday at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service, followed by the memorial service to celebrate Dickie’s life at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service, with Rev. Sue Owens presiding.  

Online condolences may be left at hockadayfs.com

Memorial contributions may be directed to either the NRA, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030, or to New Hope Methodist Church,  3609 US-158, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 .

Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.