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  • Passed away on April 24, 2018

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William Jördan Fitzhugh, Jr. , age 72, passed away on April 24, 2018 in The Villages, FL, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.  He was born November 7, 1945 in Memphis, TN.  Son of the late Rev. William J. Fitzhugh, Sr., and Martha Thompson Fitzhugh, Jordan graduated from Yazoo City High School in Yazoo City, MS.  He attended Sewanee, The University of the South in Sewanee, TN and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.  He also received a Master of Science degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.  Jördan served his country for 20 years as a fighter pilot and instructor pilot in the United States Air Force before retiring from active duty in 1989.  He flew the F-101, the T-37, and the F-111.  After his retirement from the Air Force, Jordan returned to a career in computer science and software development.  He was for many years the vice president of PrimeCare Systems, leading the development of an innovative medical software program that was an early example of a computer-aided diagnostic solution for primary care physicians.  Finally, Jördan worked as an information systems architect for Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, VA before his retirement in 2017.Throughout his life. Jördan pursued music as a passionate hobby.  He sang in many choirs and composed a number of original choral compositions.  He also loved golfing, crosswords, puzzles, baseball, and reading. Jördan was also a dedicated member of the York Lions’ Club, serving as president during his many years of active service with this group.Jördan was a member of the St. George’s Episcopal Church in The Villages, FL.  He was a former member of Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, VA. Jördan is survived by his daughter Sydney Anne Fitzhugh Culp and son, Dr. David J. Fitzhugh and their spouses, Dr. W. David Culp, Jr. and Karen Wang Fitzhugh, all of Chapel Hill, NC.  He is also survived by his brother, Chuck Fitzhugh, of Waxahachie, TX.  He was also a doting and beloved grandfather to his four grandchildren, William Culp, Kajsa Culp, Natalie Fitzhugh, and Juliette Fitzhugh.Jördan was particularly grateful for the compassionate care provided by Dr. Imad El-Jassous and the dedicated nursing staff at Florida Cancer Specialists in The Villages. A memorial service will be held on June 23, 2018 at 10 AM at St. George’s Episcopal Church in The Villages, FL.  He will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society in his memory.


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