Theodore Cordes

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Daily Press
February 6, 2004

THEODORE P. CORDES JR.

HAMPTON – Theodore P. Cordes Jr., 82, passed away at his home on Monday, Feb. 2, 2004.

Born in Mountain Sterling, Ky., Ted spent his childhood days growing up in Seymour, Ind. He proudly served his country during WW II and after more than 21 years of dedicated military service Ted retired in 1960 as a Chief Aircraft Inspector for the 48th FIS. He moved to Hampton in 1957 and became a Fox Hill resident in 1977. He was a member of Fox Hill Central United Methodist Church, past member of the V.F.W. and the Elks Lodge.

Ted had a true love for people and never met a stranger. He will long be remembered for his daily joke telling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Blanche and Theodore P. Cordes Sr.; his stepmother, Sara Cordes; and beloved grandson, Brian Cavender.

Ted leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 62 years, Blanche L. Cordes; his daughter, Virginia C. Whitesel of Hampton; his grandson, Randy Holston Jr. of Hampton; sisters, Virginia Knoke of Seymour, Ind., and Janet Eade of Webster Grove, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his four-legged companion, Snoochy.

A service to celebrate Ted’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert W. Sharp officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Clark Cemetery. There was a visitation held with the family from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Friends are encouraged to visit http://www.mem.com to share memories and words of comfort with the family.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Salvation Army.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.

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