Senior Spotlight: Jordan Dazey


Dazey (R), along with his boss Mr. Brian Bowers (L), owner of Bowers Funeral Home.

Lanea Bayless, Staff Writer

Whenever you walk into the ag shop or Mr. Strange’s classroom, you can typically expect to see senior Jordan Dazey working hard on whatever welding project he’s been assigned. Welding is part of Dazey’s many passions.

“I plan to incorporate welding in my future and also operate heavy equipment. I’m good at both, especially welding, so it would be great side money,” Dazey said.

Many people would describe Dazey as hardworking, caring and a fan favorite in the ag department.

“Jordan is very responsible and a good leader. He’s always helping and he’s the kind of kid we like to have here in the FFA,” welding teacher Mr. Strange said.

Although Dazey plans to utilize welding in his future, his main career focus is working in the funeral industry. He currently works at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague, which uses the majority of his time outside of school.

“You have to understand that every family is different, and we strive constantly to make every family happy. Also, when you’re in the funeral business, always be prepared for work. You are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Your plans can be cancelled at anytime,” Dazey said.

While working at Bowers, Dazey has gotten close with his co-workers and would even describe the workers at Bowers as his funeral family.

“I would like to thank my boss, Brian Bowers, and all of the funeral home staff for encouraging me and allowing me to be a part of the team. I believe I’m learning from the best funeral home staff there is and I’m very blessed to be a part of [it].”

After graduation, Dazey plans to attend The Dallas Institute of Funeral and Mortuary Service to become a mortician.

“I’ve lost loved ones in my life, and I know the importance of the last image and moments you have of your loved one. I want to make those moments special and do the best of my ability to make each and every family I serve happy,” Dazey said. “I believe in the funeral business we are really appreciated, and my goal in life is to be appreciated, and be an asset to society. As my boss said: ‘You get to see all walks of life in the funeral business.’ To me, that’s amazing. You really learn to appreciate life and know every breath is a gift. Tomorrow is not promised.’”