James “Jimmy” Cordell, 70, died on Friday, June 29, 2012 at his home in Chattanooga.
Jimmy was born on July 28, 1941 in Decatur, Tennessee to Smith and Geneva Cordell.
A Chattanooga resident for the past 45 years, Jimmy retired from TVA where he worked in the Grounds Maintenance department.
He was a longstanding member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church, where much of his family attends. He loved fishing, hunting, his family, but most of all loved watching his grandchildren play sports.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Smith and Geneva Cordell and a sister, Charlotte Marshall.
Survivors include his wife of almost 52 years, Virginia; his daughter, Donna (Gene) Wade and his son, Chad (Karen) Cordell; grandchildren, Bret Wade, Mallory Wade, Grant Cordell, Emma Cordell; sisters, Mary Sue Thomas and Sharon Williams; and a brother, Paul Cordell.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, July 1, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Randy Bell and Reverend Roger DeHart officiating.
Entombment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Scotty Cordell, Chuck Thomas, Tony Cordell, Mitch Hardin, Lamar Hardin and John Hardin serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Saturday, June 30, from 4-8 p.m. and on Sunday, July 1, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga or Lupton Drive Baptist Church.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visitin www.hamiltonfuneraloptions.com.
Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, 423 531-3975.