Posted on Monday, 9th December 2013 | Brazil
Lexie L. Cordell, 89, of Clay City, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 2013 at Cloverleaf Nursing Home, in Knightsville, following a brief illness. He was born in Owen County, December 1, 1924, the son of Alva and Nannie (Smith) Cordell. Lexie served his country during World War II with the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged after 5 years of service. After he returned from the war, he went to work for his father at Cordells Garage. He worked for several different companies over the years and retired from AT&T in 1985. In his free time, Lexie enjoyed spending time at church where he ministered in music for 42 years. He also enjoyed reading, spending time with his grandchildren, friends and family, listening to Southern Gospel Music, playing with his dogs and helping anyone with a need. In addition to his parents Alva and Nannie Cordell, Lexie was preceded in death by his first wife Phyllis Cordell, a son-in-law Jerry L. Lewis; 7 siblings: Ira David Cordell, Ruth Fern Cordell, Harold Crocky Cordell, Chester Cordell, Jessie Cordell, Doyle D. Cordell and Willis M. Cordell. Lexie is survived by his wife of 59 years Wanda Cordell, 3 daughters: Vickie Sue Cordell of Columbus, Ohio, Brenda Ream and husband Bob of Clay City, Linda Lewis of Shreveport, Louisiana, and a son Randy Cordell of Chattanooga, Tennessee; grandchildren: Angie Schopmeyer and husband Travis, Matt Sutton, Becky Hughes and husband Michael, Jason Cordell and wife Alicia and Kayla Cordell; great grandchildren: Kaylee Baumgartner, Kinsey Schopmeyer, Paige Sutton, Courtney Sutton, Emily Sutton and Jessica Sutton; a brother Alvie Cordell Jr. as well as many friends and extended family members.