Service planned for late Lt. Gov. Bob Jordan

MOUNT GILEAD, N.C. (AP) -- Family, friends and political cohorts of the late Lt. Gov. Bob Jordan are expected at a service remembering his life.

Gov. Roy Cooper is among the scheduled speakers at Wednesday's service at a high school in Montgomery County, where the Democrat lived and ran the family lumber company.

Jordan was a state senator and later lieutenant governor from 1985 through 1988. He lost the 1988 gubernatorial election to Republican Gov. Jim Martin.

Jordan died Sunday at age 87. He was known for his commitment to public education, affordable housing, the rural economy and conservation.



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Former North Carolina Lt. Gov. Bob Jordan has died at the age of 87.

An obituary posted online by a funeral home said Jordan died on Sunday at his home in Mount Gilead, North Carolina.

It didn't disclose a cause of death.

Gov. Roy Cooper described Jordan as a friend and a "great North Carolinian.''

Jordan was elected lieutenant governor in 1984 and served in the office from early 1985 to 1988.\

He ran for governor in 1988 and lost to Republican Gov. Jim Martin.