Jordan R McCluskey (Jordy), our cherished son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, age 19, passed away on Sunday January 8, 2023. Jordan was born on May 30, 2003 in Ogden, Utah to Kevin R McCluskey and Jamey Lea Taylor.
Jordy grew up in Clinton, Utah where he attended West Clinton Elementary, West Point Jr High, and Syracuse and Clearfield High Schools. Jordan moved to West Haven, Utah where he finished high school at Career Path High School.
Jordan grew up following in the footsteps of his big brother, Payton, who was always his best friend. Jordy wanted to do whatever Payton was doing and the two shared adventures together that created a bond that many never experience. Hanging at the school after hours, the skatepark, the forest, and so much time riding the quads with grandma and grandpa in Salina. Uncle Adam and cousin Trav were also on Jordy’s side during many of his adventures. Adventures he always cherished.
Jordy was also a momma’s boy. He loved his mother to the moon. The unconditional love they shared helped mold Jordy into the caring and compassionate man he would grow up to become. Jordan loved his daddy too. His protector and adventure seeker. His dad would take him hiking, shooting, camping, hunting, and riding. Or showing Jordy how to do backflips on the tramp. Which opened the door for Jordy to get involved in gymnastics, which he loved for many years.
Jordan was passionate. When he put his mind to something, no one was more locked in. His laser focus was unrivaled and enabled him to excel at everything he did.
Jordy loved cars. Mostly fast cars, and he could tell you which cars were the fastest. But his real love was driving. From a young age, Jordy wanted to drive, didn’t matter what type of vehicle, he had to drive it. From helping steer the truck, to boats and ATVs, before his feet even reached the pedals or pegs. He learned to drive a manual transmission at 14 and loved the control he felt shifting gears. Jordan loved driving the Subi on the streets and the Maverick on the trails cuz they were fast. He knew exactly how fast too, he pushed them to the absolute limits when he could. Jordy loved the throttle response and understood the physics involved and loved to use the torque and suspension to control his maneuvering and cornering. He was a like a pro, he took this stuff serious.
Jordan also loved gaming. Playstation cultivated this love, but it didn’t take long for Jordy to realize that PC gaming was the highest level of gaming, so he had to have a gamer PC. He then needed to upgrade that PC in every way possible to get the best performance. And when Wi-Fi wasn’t fast enough, he needed to ‘hardline’ to utilize the fastest internet speeds available. He loved multiplayer gaming with his friends and family and he was as competitive as they come.
Jordan deeply loved his pets as well. Siah and Jordy have been each other’s rock for 5 years. But he also loved Bizzy, Blu, Hitch, Lucky, Jake, and all the other dogs and cats throughout his life. Jordan loved snowboarding, skateboarding, and recently went skydiving. He went on an amazing cruise to the Caribbean with his friends and several trips to Vegas. Trips that he cherished so much. And he loved watching anime. He always looked forward to new One Piece.
Jordy has a HUGE friend group, and they are as tight as they come. He loved his friends unconditionally. He was so caring, compassionate, loyal, and selfless with everyone in his life. Jordy loved to hang out and have a good time, but he always looked to help a friend in need as well.
Jordan is survived by his mother, Jamey Thompson; father, Kevin (Cami) McCluskey; brother, Payton (Bryanna) McCluskey; step sisters, Taylor and Kenley Royster; grandparents, Pamela (Alan) Wall, Dean Fackrell, Jody (Marvin) Taylor Holdaway and numerous great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who all loved Jordy dearly.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family from 12 to 1:45 p.m. at the mortuary.