Pastor William L. Cord|
TALLMADGE -- Pastor William L. Cord, 71, went home to be with the Lord on July 9, 2014.
Born in Akron, Bill has lived in Tallmadge for most of his life. He served in the U.S. Air Force and two years in the Naval Reserves. He was a self employed contractor and Pastor Emeritus of Crossroads Bible Fellowship and also served as Pastor of Eden Park Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Ohio. He spent his life serving God, loving his family, and ministering to everyone he met. His selfless love and devotion touched countless lives and he will be dearly missed until we see him again.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Ruby Cord; sisters, Marcelline, Geraldine, and Arlene; grandson, Levi.
Bill is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Shari (Chris) Hopkins, Melissa (David) Ross, Tracey (Angelo) Pezzaniti, and Ashley (Branden) Rodgers; sons, Adam (Nora) Cord, Aaron Cord, and Jeremy (Sara) Cord; 21 grandchildren; sisters, Sandra (Bob) Kline, Shirley Cord, and Patti (Clyde) Willard; brother, Larry (Sarah) Cord, and his large extended family.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at Crossroads Bible Fellowship where the fellowship ministers will officiate.
Interment will be held at Tallmadge Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by Mogadore VFW Post #8487.
Visitation will be 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the DONOVAN FUNERAL HOME, 17 SOUTHWEST AVE. (On the Historical Tallmadge Circle). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be made to Crossroads Bible Fellowship, 737 George Washington Blvd., Akron, OH 44312.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on July 12, 2014