April 9, 1951 - July 8, 2016
Rodney Cordell, 65, of Springfield, passed away and went to rest with his Heavenly Father, July 8, 2016 in the Eaglewood Care Center, Springfield.
He was born April 9, 1951 in Urbana, the third son of Granville O. and Pauline (Davis) Cordell. Rodney was a 1971 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. He served his country in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Rodney enjoyed his family, singing gospel music, playing the guitar and drums, collecting coins and stamps, and going to family reunions.
He is survived by four sisters, Carolyn (John) Kenfield of Glenrock, Wyoming, Mary Walling of Piqua, Ohio, Joanna (Chris) Chapman of Urbana, Ohio, and Theresa (Gary) Knox, Urbana, Ohio; three brothers, David Cordell, Philip Cordell, and Paul Cordell all of Columbus; a special sister-in-law, Marcia (Jim) Miles; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Rodger Cordell; niece, Erica Cordell; and brother-in-law, Joe Walling.
Memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD, & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, Ohio Rev. Richard Cartwright officiating. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 238 Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions can be made to Disabled American Veterans at 2410 Mechanicsburg Rd, Springfield, OH 45503.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Dear Family and Friends,
I’m sorry for your loss. I just wanted to leave you with an encouraging scripture that has helped me deal with the loss of a loved one. It is found in the Bible Book of Palm 34:18 here God assures us that He is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit.