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"C.J." Cody, Jr.
Leicester - Clyde Jake "C.J." Cody, Jr., 65, of Leicester, died Friday, December 6, 2013.
A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late Clyde J. Cody, Sr., and Annie Thompson Cody. He was also preceded in death by wives, Linda Cody and Hilda Tipton Cody.
Mr. Cody was a graduate of Western Carolina University, and was an avid supporter of the Catamount Club. He worked as an independent contractor for the Asheville Citizen-Times. He was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church, and volunteered in the Man to Man Ministry.
Mr. Cody is survived by daughters, Amber Cordell and husband, Duane, Brooke Roberts and husband, Jason, and Megan Cody; grandchildren, Linda Cordell, Jake Cordell, Annie Roberts, and Olivia Roberts; sisters, Linda Cody Shelton and husband, Terry, Nancy Diaz and husband, Richard, and Martha Batts and husband, Al; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday December 14th, in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Revs. Sam McLamb and Scott Lynch officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
His family will receive friends from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, at Groce Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2211 West Meadowview Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407, and/or to the Missions Fund at Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Rd., Arden, NC 28704.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13, 2013
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806