Harold "Corky" Cordell

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YELLOW SPRINGS Harold "Corky" Cordell, 91 years young was prayed and cheered into heaven on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, surrounded by lots of love and family! Born June 12, 1921 to the late Warren and Iola (Thompson) Cordell; Harold affectionately known as "Corky" by family and friends grew up in Yellow Springs with five brothers and six sisters. Corky left high school in his Senior Year to enlist in the Army and was honored to serve his country in World War II; and until the time of his death, he spoke proudly about his days as a serviceman, his travels and adventures. Returning to Yellow Springs after his commitment to his country, he began working for Porter Construction Company; and married Barbara Gillim. He then went to work for Yellow Springs Instrument Company retiring as the Maintenance Supervisor. After retirement, he volunteered and attended most Yellow Spring's school sport activities; and became known as "Gramps" to many school children. Two significant events of his life were receiving his High School Diploma and going to Washington D.C. with Honor Flight a non-profit organization established to honor veterans. Corky was a member of Central Chapel A.M.E. church and was involved in many community activities until his health no longer permitted. He was preceded in death by both parents; his brothers, Richard, Warren, Louis, Victor, and Joseph, sisters Bertha, Echo, and Mona; and wife Barbara. He is survived by sisters, Marsha Hammond of, California, Delores Brown (Thomas) of, Minnesota, Carol Cockrel, also of Minnesota; and sister-in-law Hatsuko Cordell of Washington State. Daughters, Lynn Ayers, Springfield, Ohio, Jan Ganges, Evanston, Illinois, and Kim Cordell-Fife, Dayton, Ohio; nine grand children ,twelve great grand children ,and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Service for Harold Cordell will be held Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Central Chapel A.M.E. Church 411 Davis St. Yellow Springs, Ohio. Visitation will be 9:00 A.M until time of service which will be at 12:00 noon with family present at 10:00A.M with Reverend Timothy Liggins, Officiating and Reverend Dr. John E. Freeman, Eulogist. Interment will follow at Glen Forest Cemetery, Yellow Springs, Ohio Arrangements entrusted to Porter Qualls- Dunlap Funeral Home, Springfield, Ohio.


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