Jordan Heath Carlton, 34, of Dallas, Texas was born on April 28, 1986 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He passed away on August 17, 2020 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. After 14 months of a heroic battle, he succumbed to his injuries.
Jordan grew up in Calvin, Oklahoma and graduated from Calvin High School in 2004. He was Co-Valedictorian of his Senior Class. He went to the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 2009 with a double major in International Business and Marketing. While at OU he worked in the recruiting office and the Student Life Center. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Jordan was selected through his fraternity as part of the Homecoming Court, served as Homecoming Vice-Chair and HSLC Chair. Jordan was the Student Director of OU Cousins. He was a counselor and on the operations staff for Camp Crimson, named Big Man on Campus and was a member of the PE-ET Honor Society.
Jordan was accepted into a Teach and Learn Masters in Education program in Madrid, Spain in 2009. Jordan received his Masters in Language, Literature and Culture in Spanish in 2010 at the University of Alcala. He continued living and teaching in Spain through 2011. Jordan worked at the Dallas Independent School District from 2012 through 2020. He was the Director of Recruitment, Student Teacher programs and International Visas. Jordan loved being with his family and friends and had a love for traveling. He was always searching for new places he wanted to go see. Through his love of travel, Jordan had traveled to six continents. Jordan volunteered with the Youth First Program in Dallas, Texas.
Jordan is survived by his mom and dad, Becky and Robert Carlton of Atwood, Oklahoma; his brother Brandon and wife Krystal Carlton of Atwood; grandmother Bettye Carlton of Ada; nephews Colt and Cade Carlton; and niece Kimber Carlton. He is also survived by uncle, aunts, cousins and so many friends from around the world.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparent, Wanda & Elvin Lindle;y and paternal grandfather, R.L. Carlton.
Funeral service was 2:00 pm Saturday, August 22nd, at the Calvin School Auditorium in Calvin, Oklahoma with Pastor Kurtis Stoll officiating. Interment followed at Calvin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brandon Carlton, Robert Carlton, Gary DeShields, Taylor Bair, James Bowers and Jon Falcon. Honorary pallbearers are the Phi Delta Theta brothers.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Baptist Children’s Home Memorial, 16301 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73170 or to the Resource Center, 5770 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75235. Donations will be very much appreciated.
Services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville, Oklahoma.