Jordan Dewayne McClanahan

Born in East Ridge, TN on September 18, 2000

Departed on August 2, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Jordan Dewayne McClanahan, 18, of Gallatin, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 2, 2019. Preceded in death by his grandparents; Harold Dewayne Martin Sr. and Billy Still. Survived by his parents; Mike and Jennifer McClanahan, birth mother, Brenda Beene, siblings; Cody McClanahan, Megan Beene, Tyler Beene, Alexis McClanahan and Haley McClanahan, grandparents; Larry and Betty McClanahan, June Still, Ted Price, Peggy Ferguson and great-grandmother, Edith Fischer-Hardy. Jordan is also survived by many extended family and friends.

Jordan was born on September 18, 2000 in the Chattanooga area (East Ridge) and grew up in Dayton, TN. He attended Gallatin High School and was a member of Future Farmers of America. Jordan was a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church where he was baptized on December 9, 2015. He was a member of the Student Leadership Team and Media Ministry. Jordan was part of a student ministry trip to Guatemala where he found a love and appreciation for the Guatemalan people. Jordan loved music, was an artist with a passion for drawing and enjoyed hanging out with his friends. Jordan joined his adoptive family on August 3, 2016, along with his three siblings. He was a loving, happy young man, and protective brother who loved spending time with his family. Jordan will be dearly missed by his family, his church and his community.

A Celebration of Life service for Jordan will be held at Hendersonville First Baptist Church on Wednesday, August 7th at 11:30AM, officiated by Pastor Mike McClanahan and Pastor Bruce Chesser. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the the church on Tuesday, August 6th from 5:00PM-8:00PM and again from 10:00AM-11:00AM on Wednesday.

Contributions in Jordan’s name can be made to the Guatemala Mission Project through Hendersonville First Baptist Church.

31 Comments to Jordan Dewayne McClanahan

  1. Tammy and Tyler Edwards
    August 3, 2019 7:06 pm

    Praying for the family . We are so sorry

  2. Dave McVay
    August 3, 2019 8:41 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all during this difficult time of grief. God Bless and comfort you all.
    Dave and Wanda McVay

  3. Cheri Fite
    August 3, 2019 9:02 pm

    Jennifer and Mike I’m praying for you and your family. God bless you all.

  4. Cheryl Cox
    August 3, 2019 9:52 pm

    Mike and Jennifer, my heart breaks for you! I unfortunately know first hand the pain of having a child go home first. My son was 12. I know God always has a plan and He Will give you all the peace to get through this. Sit in the Lords lap and let Him comfort you day and night.

  5. Marla and Brian Kissack
    August 3, 2019 10:08 pm

    I know there was a long line of Angels and the Lord Jesus ready to receive Jordan yesterday to his forever home. We pray for comfort and peace for his parents and siblings in the coming days 🙏♥️

  6. Colleen Lewis
    August 3, 2019 10:14 pm

    Mike and Jennifer, we are so sorry for your loss. Mark and I are praying for all of you.
    Love,
    Mark and Colleen

  7. Kim Holland Wilson
    August 3, 2019 11:22 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss I am praying for your family May GOD shed his grace on all of you all

  8. Mikayla
    August 3, 2019 11:43 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I went to school with Jordan at gallatin high school. He was such an amazing person and he was always so positive. He helped anyone who had a problem he helped them grow and get past it. Thank you for taking care of him.

  9. Kyra
    August 4, 2019 12:49 am

    Jordan was an exceptional person and an amazing friend with such a big heart I’m am so torn at what has happened. I have known him for 5years and he has been there for me no matter what he always put others needs before his own. Heaven has gained a new angel.

  10. Tammy Wallace
    August 4, 2019 4:26 am

    Oh I’m so sorry for your loss….I’m Ken and Wanda
    Ross’s daughter. My prayers and heart are with you.
    I pray God gives you peace in your heart during this difficult time. We love all our family!!! Sincerely Ross family

  11. Jack and Jane Koch
    August 4, 2019 7:05 am

    Mike and Jennifer, We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family to feel God’s peace and love during this difficult time.
    Love and Blessings,
    Jane and Jack Koch

  12. Brenda Whitsell
    August 4, 2019 7:23 am

    Prayers for all of your family as you walk through this most difficult valley.

  13. Sandra Murray
    August 4, 2019 7:35 am

    Mike and Jennifer. I’ve never lost a child but I have lost a grandchild. It’s like a piece of you heart being cut out. But I begin thinking of how God used her while she was alive and it brings me such peace. I pray that you will also feel that peace as you remember all the good things that Jordan accomplished in his short life.
    Your friend in Christ,
    Sandra Murray

  14. Elaine and Rick Fox
    August 4, 2019 8:19 am

    Mike and Jennifer and family, Rick and I are so very sorry for hear this!! ….Our heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers go to your entire family. May God continue to be with you!
    Our love and prayers,
    Elaine and Rick Fox

  15. Donna Wacaser
    August 4, 2019 9:14 am

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  16. Peggy Webb
    August 4, 2019 10:49 am

    Hugs and prayers during this difficult time!

  17. Hailie
    August 4, 2019 3:16 pm

    Jordan was such an amazing person. He stuck by me for 5 years. He loved everyone so much. He came to my work 2 weeks ago to surprise me. He was telling me about his fiancé and how excited he was to be a dad 😔. I love you Jordan fly high I’ll see you when I come home. I pray for your family during this hard time.

  18. Tim
    August 4, 2019 3:28 pm

    Jordan was a SUPER Nice Kid, will miss his friendly smiles and handshakes, our CONDOLENCES to the family. Yes I know he’s in Good Hands in heaven… He’ll never be forgotten for his many many GOOD things he’s done… Prayers for the family at this time.

  19. Pamela Kyle Greene
    August 4, 2019 4:06 pm

    Jennifer, My heart is aching for you, Mike, and your beautiful family on the loss of your beloved son. I pray that your faith will give you strength and that your memories will bring you comfort.

  20. Kevin Lewis
    August 4, 2019 5:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  21. Charlene Mason
    August 4, 2019 6:50 pm

    Dear Mike and Jennifer, so sorry for your lost.
    Praying for peace and joy during this time.

    Love
    Charlene Mason

  22. Jackie Carrigan
    August 4, 2019 8:26 pm

    I cannot even imagine the pain in losing a child! So, so sorry! Your family has been amazing and loving to adopt the children. What an example of love!!

  23. Kay Franklin
    August 5, 2019 11:11 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you all.

  24. Di’ara Moore
    August 5, 2019 11:28 am

    Praying for comfort and healing … Jordan had an amazing personality and he’ll most definitely be missed… Fly high Jordan…

    With love always Mrs. Dee..

  25. Dottie and Mike Semich
    August 5, 2019 11:36 am

    Our heartfelt prayers go out to your family always on Jordan’s passing.

  26. Dottie and Mike Semich
    August 5, 2019 11:39 am

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to your family on the passing of Jordan

  27. Janice Cushenberry
    August 6, 2019 12:09 am

    Mike, Jennifer and family! Words cannot express how I feel for your loss of Jordan. God is always with us, so lean on him! Many prayers lifted up for you! Love you!

    Janice and Butch Cushenberry

  28. Barb smith
    August 6, 2019 12:10 pm

    Praying for all of you — for peace that passes understanding. Jordan’s smile was wonderful!
    love,
    Mark and Barb Smith

  29. Patricia Kile
    August 6, 2019 9:53 pm

    This has to be especially hard on Jordan’s siblings as well as both of you parents. I pray God wraps all of you with comfort and healing and strength.

  30. Jimmy and Daphne Rogers
    August 7, 2019 10:11 am

    Mike and Jennifer you and your family are such examples of God’s love! I pray that as you walk threw the sadness of loosing Jordan that you all feel God’s presence in such a mighty way as He wraps His loving arms around each of you!
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  31. Betty Britt
    August 7, 2019 1:10 pm

    So very sorry for your lost. Jordan was a very special young man . It is a very hard time because We haven’t seen him in a good bit but we still loved him very much. He was our great nephew. Thank you to Jennifer and Mike for being such good adoptive parents and giving so much love to the children,Tyler,Jordan,Lexi and Haley. God bless you all .

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