Terry Jordan (officially known as Cecil Terrell Jordan, Jr.) passed away late Tuesday evening, October 3, 2023, after a long struggle with vascular dementia. Born in Newport News, Virginia, on August 28, 1946, Terry was the eldest son of Cecil Terrell Jordan, Sr., and Linda Vaughan Jordan. After graduating from Ferguson High School in 1964, Terry briefly attended college at Virginia Tech before enlisting in the US Air Force in November 1965. After basic military training, Terry was stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, SC, where he met his future wife, Phyllis Kaye McLeod. Terry then served in the Philippines as an operator for Armed Forces Radio Service during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in May 1969 at the rank of Staff Sergeant.\n\nTerry and Phyllis married on July 11, 1969, and after an inauspicious honeymoon drive involving a Ford Mustang, settled in Richmond, Virginia, where Terry began his radio broadcasting career. After the 1973 birth of their son, Jay (Cecil Jordan III), the family relocated to Virginia Beach. In 1975, Terry, Phyllis, and Jay moved to the Fayetteville area, where they welcomed Katie (Mary Kathleen) in 1978.\n\nOver the next three decades, Terry became a trusted, clear, and—at times—loud voice throughout Southeastern NC over the airwaves at several radio stations as a morning drive DJ, talk show host, and host and principal musician for “At the Console,” a weekly program of sacred and classical music for the organ. In case you missed him there, you could call for K4WMP over ham radio frequencies too. Away from the mic, Terry maintained, repaired, and when needed, hand-built equipment to keep radio stations running, particularly as Chief Engineer for Cape Fear Broadcasting. (If you’ve seen the 800-foot-plus WQSM-FM tower in Fayetteville, you’ve seen some of his handiwork.) Terry was also a gifted and accomplished musician—a church organist and, when necessary, a pianist. And he tuned pipe organs as well, including a couple he installed in the family home after minor and relatively safe modifications. In church sanctuaries and halls—both at the organ console itself and behind the scenes with his tuner, in vintage theaters accompanying silent movies, at organ guild recitals, in street festivals around town, Terry added his richly creative and improvisational craft at the keys to the gift of his voice, which he gave to the community with limitless generosity.\n\nIn recent years, Terry’s voice became uncertain, softer, and then silent. While his presence on the air and on Sundays diminished, his personality never did. You never needed to wonder if Terry was in the room. His voice would let you know. And when it didn’t anymore, you still knew. He is survived by Phyllis, Jay, and Katie; by his grandson, Davis; and by his brothers, Bradford (Brad) and William (Bill). Bill’s wife, Marianne; Brad’s wife, Mary Lynn; and Jay’s partner, Jennifer, have shared parts of his life from near and far. \n\nTerry leaves a legacy in the art of broadcasting, the joy of music, and the deep love for his family that they will never stop feeling for him.\n\nFamily will receive friends on Sunday, October 8, 2023 from 3-4 p.m. at St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, NC. The memorial service with military honors will be held following the visitation on Sunday at 4 p.m.