Jordan Hodges Prosser (“Gray” to his grandchildren) died in his sleep sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. He was at home with his wife. A longtime resident of Marietta, Jordan was born in Earl, South Carolina on June 6, 1930. At age 18, he married his sweetheart, Bessie Mae Cain in Trinity, North Carolina. Two years later, they moved to Marietta, where Jordan began work for the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. After serving in the United States Army in Korea (1952–1953), Jordan returned to school. He graduated from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School with his LLB in 1960 and his LLM in 1961. Jordan joined the Bar in 1960 and began practice as a prosecutor in 1961. From there, he moved to private practice in the Cobb Federal Building and eventually to his Washington Avenue office off the Marietta square. A fixture in the Cobb County Bar Association for more thirty years, Jordan served as that organization’s president from 1972 to 1973. Taking took semi-retirement in 1996, Jordan and his wife devoted their time to family until Bessie Mae passed in 2009. Jordan remarried in 2010. And in 2013, he and his second wife, Anita Prosser, moved to Indian Trail, North Carolina, where Jordan lived until his death. Jordan leaves his wife: Mary Anita Vrooman Prosser; two daughters and sons-in-law: Karen and Jim Bullard and Leslie and Dana Meier; six grandchildren: Brandon Alexander Bullard, Jessika Nicole Meier, Jonathan Andrew Meier, Stephanie Victoria Bullard, Joshua Christian Meier, and Rebecca Elyse Bullard; one great grandchild: Aden Randall Roberts–Meier; and one brother: Kenneth Marcus Prosser. They will miss him. Jordan’s family will receive visitors at Mayes Ward–Dobbins Funeral Home at 180 Church Street, Marietta, Georgia 30060 on Friday, November 8 from 5:30 to 7:30. Services will be there at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, followed by burial at the Earl Church of God in Earl, South Carolina. 770-428-1511.
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