July 19, 1960 - March 14, 2013
Paul Henry Jordan (Chef Paul) ended his battle with Pancreatic Cancer on Thursday, March 14. His determination to live life to the fullest and his positive attitude even in dark times was an inspiration to many. He was dedicated to improving his own life, as well as the lives of those around him, by working diligently with his AA group in Dallas, Bikers Against Cancer and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Born July 19, 1960 in Lubbock, Texas he was until recently a resident of Galveston, Texas. Paul always had a great interest in cooking and food. After working as a cook and manager in Dallas, Waco and Amarillo he moved to Florida to attend the Capital Culinary Institute in Tallahassee in 1999. Upon graduation he worked for various restaurants in Florida before he moved to Galveston, Texas where he was Chef at Gaido’s Restaurant and later the Hotel Galvez where he made many friends both as a great chef and also because he was a fun guy to be around.
Paul had a passion for people and was always looking for a cause, from developing a soup kitchen under a bridge in Florida after hurricane Charlie to planning and executing a recent charity motorcycle ride to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. As part of his bucket list he bought a motorcycle which opened up a whole new world of friends and opportunities to continue his legacy.
He is survived by father Travis Jordan, mother Bonnie Harris, sister April Hull, brother Alan Jordan, daughter Lauren Misha Jones, son Paul H. Jordan, Jr., two granddaughters, his beloved dog Duchess and many loving friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 21, 11:00 a.m. at Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road, 75230.