Thomas "Tommy" Edward Jordan, 71, of North Fairfield died Thursday, April 1, 2010, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. Tommy was born in Mansfield, Aug. 9, 1938. He was a lifelong resident of the Willard and North Fairfield areas and attended North Fairfield schools. Thomas served in the Army Reserves in the late 1950's.
He raised horses for many years at Little Buck Farm and was the caretaker at Huron County Fairgrounds from 1998-2005. Thomas worked for the former CY Reed Ford Dealership in Willard as a detailer.
Tommy was an advisor for the Bronco Busters and Rawhiders 4-H club since 1967. He was also a member of the Lazy Aces Horse Club and Cleveland Metro Parks Mounted Police. Thomas was an active member of the Ohio Horse Council, Quarter Horse Association and a mentor for Youth Horse Council.
Survivors include his mother, Janice (Miller) Chisholm of Willard; his horse, Buster; siblings, Mary (Roger) Harmon of Willard, Charrlee Richtarsic of Willard, Royal (Kathy) Chisholm of North Fairfield and Kathie (Roger) Williams of Fremont. He is also survived by his aunt, Ruth Miller of Berkey, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, stepnieces, nephews and special friends, Dave and Jane Daniels of Bellevue.
Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Edward Jordan; stepfather, Charles B. Chisholm; nephews, Jeremy R. Chisholm and Christopher G. Passeno; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a stepnephew.
Family and friends will be received 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in Eastman Funeral Home, 49 W. Main St., Greenwich. Additional visitation will be from 1 p.m. Wednesday until service at 2 p.m.; Pastor Jim Gaston will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwich Greenlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be directed to Huron Co. Ohio Horse Council, 180 Milan Ave., Suite 1, Norwalk, OH 44857 or in care of the funeral home, or any hospice of the donor's choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at eastman-funeralhome.com.