Funeral service for Mr. Clifford Joe Cordell, 88, of Douglass, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Laird Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Douglass Cemetery. Mr. Cordell went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on Oct. 23, 1924, in Garrison, Texas, to the late Clifford Cordell and Addie Hough Cordell. Joe served in the United States Army during World War II
driving tanks in the Philippines and was honorably discharged in April 1946. Joe had worked for South Western Bell in Houston and was "The Dairy Man" in Nacogdoches County for 31 years. Joe loved his Lord, church, wife and family with all his heart. During his time of service, he served as a Sunday school teacher and a deacon. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Douglass. Joe is survived by a son, Joe Wayne Cordell of Dublin, Texas; four daughters, Patricia Tharp Roark and husband, Owen, of Nacogdoches, Texas, Rebecca "Becky" Moon and husband, Eddie, of Vero Beach, Fla., Sharon Clinch and husband, Steve, of Douglass, and Linda Coffin and husband, P.D., of Gonzales, Texas; grandchildren, Teague Tharp, Tana Tharp Hall, Trudi Tharp Skinner, Jason Caskey, Mary Clinch, Sam Clinch, John Clinch, C.J. Cordell, Billy Cordell, Clifford Coffin and Paula Coffin Neuman; 13 great-grandchildren; as well as many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three sisters, Janice Allen, Billie Jean Trevino and Nelwyn Stephens. Pallbearers will be Joe's six grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be John Hooper, Wade Robertson, Lee Tresner, Julius Burkette, Mike Lee, Jerry Nichols, Serifin Mindez, Jimmy Mize and Curtis Holland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
or church mission. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at Laird Funeral Home. To offer condolence to the family please log onto www.lairdfh.net. Laird Funeral Home.