Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


July 3, 2014

Richard “Duck” Cordle 1929-2014

GREENUP — Richard “Duck” Cordle, 84, of Greenup, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley in Ironton, Ohio.

Mr. Cordle was born on July 27, 1929 in Russell, a son of the late James Henry “Jim-Tom” and Nellie Mae Wilburn Cordle.  

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ted Cordle; and four sisters, Okie Metz, Viola Lowery, Martha Fortune and Shirley Stanley.

He worked in the machine shop at Kentucky Electric Steel, was a past president of United Steel Workers Local 7054 and a life member of VFW post 1168 in Greenup.

He is survived by his wife, Iris Ann Bailey Cordle; five sons, Phillip (Faye) Cordle of Waterloo, Ohio, David (Julie) Cordle of Greenup, Tony (Beverly) Cordle of Atlanta, Ga., Glen “Bud” (Irene) Bailey of Beach Island, S.C. and Terry Jenkins of Greenup; a daughter, Lisa Jenkins of Greenup; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Bill (Ruby) Cordle of Indiana, Ron (Ruby) Cordle of Russell, David “Jeek” (Betty) Cordle of Indiana and Virgil (Nellie) Cordle of Greenup; one sister, Mary “Nab” Griffith of Atlanta; and a host of extended family and friends.  

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods with the Rev. Lloyd L. Bailey. Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County with military rites by American Legion Post 93 of Kenova, W.Va.  

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left at baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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