Jordan Ryan Huddleston of New Castle passed away on December 24, 2022 from a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although he leaves behind many who feel that their time together was not enough, Jordan was the prime example of the importance of taking time for the people you love. Whether he was helping a family friend learn how to ride a bike, playing school with his girls, teaching teenagers to change brakes, or painting a portrait for his sister of her first-born; Jordan was the perfect example of how to never be too busy for the people he cared about. Jordan’s heart was huge and with that he loved deeply and was a generous friend. Equally as big was his sense of humor. He made everyone laugh and smile with his jokes and quick wit. It was a joy to be in his company.
He made time for the things that gave him joy, and though his time was short, he accomplished and did many of the things he wanted to do in his life . He played Pinehurst with his brother Justin, his best friend . He went deep sea fishing with his father-in-law, even while enduring chemo . He enjoyed a career which he loved, making it possible to never “work” a day. He was the best at spending uninterrupted time building forts, making putters and creating art out of everything he touched, and he spent countless hours using his many talents to help others. Jordan loved all things music and inspired his kids to learn guitar, sing and perform. His taste in music was impeccable and he loved going to concerts to see his favorite bands perform. He encouraged his kids to play the music loud and dance.
During the holidays, Jordan spent many hours creating a giant Tree of Lights that was known throughout the entire town during the Christmas season. He was a selfless role model for three teenage boys, a silly uncle to his nieces and nephews, a loving brother and son, the most fun and adventurous daddy to two little girls, a true partner in marriage and, above all, a good man, a great friend and a wonderful human being.
While we are all deeply saddened by his loss, we will strive to live our lives the way he did, to the fullest.
Left to carry his light are his wife, Lori Huddleston, and daughters, Olivia and Norah Huddleston; his boys – Evan (Jolori), Aidan and Tyler Thurman; grandson, Theo; his mother, Julie (Bill) Ditsch; a sister, Lindsey Myers (Roni); his twin brother, Justin Huddleston (Molly); paternal grandmother, Bonnie Huddleston; uncle, Jim Huddleston; cousins, Wes, Shelbi and Kailey Huddleston; father and mother-in-law, Dale and Debbie Farmer; sister-in-law, Lisa (Nick) Richards; nieces and nephews, Rylee, Ryder and River Myers, Harry and Winnie Huddleston and Sawyer and Stella Richards, as well as special friends who were family, the Broyles family, the Lucas family, the Edmonds family, the Jackson family and the Gregory family.
Jordan also cherished his work family and all of his fellow linemen, with whom he made many of his best life memories. Jordan lost his dad, Joey Huddleston, suddenly, as well as his Pappy and hero, Joe Huddleston, a short time later. From these losses, he learned that each day was a gift and he always reached out to extended family of aunts and uncles and cousins and friends to let them know how much he cared for them.
A service to honor and celebrate Jordan’s life will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, January 2, 2023 at Sproles Family Funeral Home with Pastor Kim Drake officiating. Graveside services will be held privately at a later date in South Mound Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an education fund at First Financial Bank for Olivia and Norah Huddleston. Please designate “Jordan Huddleston Fund”. Or you may donate to the Eskinazi Burn Unit, a charity that was close to Jordan’s heart.
“One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”
– Paulo Coelho
The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Jordan Ryan Huddleston.