Wiregrass sports icon, Clayton Jordan, loses battle with COVID-19

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DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — According to a Facebook page made in his honor, Clayton Jordan has passed away today from the Coronavirus.

Jordan had been a bright spot in the area for over two decades and had been known for his time at Providence Christian.

He spent many years there filling many different roles ranging from being their tennis instructor, a P.E. teacher, the coach of the junior high basketball team to even a scorekeeper and bus driver.

Where ever he was, Jordan’s passion for making a difference on kids was apparent.

Jordan, 69 years old, has had the virus for three weeks and this morning, he passed away at a local hospital.

This comes from the Facebook page that his two kids, Cristina and Clay, had created to support and post updates on their father. Recently, his family also just had another birth of his grandchild.

Jordan was known as a faithful, dependable and loving guy that could bring joy to any sour moment. He first moved in here in the late 1970s to become a youth minister at First Baptist Church.

Jordan was an athlete himself playing basketball at the college level for the University of West Florida.

His daughter, Cristina, is planning to have a celebration of his life at some point before he is buried in Florida, which the time and date are still pending.

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