Posted on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 | Green Cove Springs
John Cordell, 78 passed away January 25, 2017. Jonnie was born September 24, 1938 in Bristow, Oklahoma, the son of the late Jackson F. and Juanita Inskeep Cordell.
Jonnie was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Vietnam Conflict, receiving a Purple Heart and a Gold Medal. He retired as Chief Hospital Corpsman in 1985 with thirty three years of service. Jonnie was united in marriage to Mary Dittmeyer January 31, 2009 in Enid. He was member of the Willow View United Methodist Church and the DAV. Jonnie enjoyed traveling to Branson and Florida, Camping and fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
Mr. Cordell is survived by his wife, Mary, four daughters, Dana Kuders, Kathy Land, Cindi Raymond and Ronda Crider, four sons, Mark Cordell and Jonnie Joe Cordell Jr., Steve Johnson and Tommy Johnson, ten grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, four sisters, Glenna Helen Drennan, Alana Croker, Janice Schlecht and Anita Lynn Schlecht and one brother, Dale Cordell. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jackie Cordell and Larry Schlecht.
Graveside Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery with US Navy honors.
Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Family and friends may share their condolences at: www.RHRFH.com 904-284-7720