Most of us in Lubbock appreciate the easy commute, maybe 10 or 15 minutes to work.
But for 22 years, Dr. Jack Jordan drove about 45 miles every day to serve as the only doctor in hale center, that's after practicing for 40 years in Floydada.
Patients from all over the US, including one from Belgium, would fly to hale center to get one of his check-ups because Dr. Jack Jordon was trained to do pilot physicals.
A pilot himself, he checked out hundreds of other pilots to make sure they were good to go in the sky.
Dr. Jordan died last Friday and was buried in Floydada yesterday. We remember him tonight as one of those hometown heroes who drove the distance to make a difference in West Texas.
When we went to Hale Center for our community coverage 3 years ago, Dr. Jordan told us that in his 57 years of practicing medicine, the oddest request came from a guy who asked if he could take the gland out of a skunk so it wouldn't smell. He said no.
Dr. Jordan was a remarkable man still practicing medicine until earlier this year at the age of 88.
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