OBITUARY

Melvin Donald Cordes

December 11, 1938January 31, 2021
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Rev. Melvin Donald Cordes, age 82 of Chattanooga, formerly of Cullman, AL, went home to be with his Lord and Savior January 31, 2021.

He was born December 11, 1938 in Cullman to the late Herbert & Agnes Cordes.

He was a graduate of Hanceville High School and served honorably in the United States Air Force.

Mr. Cordes retired from Toledo Scale Company as a Region Manager after many years of service.

Rev. Cordes completed his ministerial training at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur, AL and went on to pastor Trinity Baptist Church in Cullman, AL for 15 years. He was currently a member of Stuart Heights Baptist Church in Hixson, TN.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Martha Cordes; his son, Keven Cordes; and his brother, Ernest Cordes.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Chris & Lisa Cordes of Chattanooga, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Heather & Josh Teis of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Lucille Looney of Decatur, AL; sister-in-law, Lea Cordes of Cullman, AL; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. CST at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home, 255 County Rd. 1435, Cullman, AL 35058. Funeral services will be on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. CST in the chapel of Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Cordes, and Rev. Josh Teis officiating.

Rev. Cordes will be laid to rest at Cullman Memory Gardens, 1516 Bolte Rd., SE, Cullman, AL 35055.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 1701 Childhaven Rd., Cullman, AL 35055; or Southern Hills Baptist Church 6425 W. Pebble Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139.

Local arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Trinity Baptist Church
  • Southern Hills Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 8, 2021

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Biography

Rev. Melvin Donald Cordes, age 82 of Chattanooga, formerly of Cullman, AL, went home to be with his Lord and Savior January 31, 2021.

He was born December 11, 1938 in Cullman to the late Herbert & Agnes Cordes.

He was a graduate of Hanceville High School and served honorably in the United States Air Force.

Mr. Cordes retired from Toledo Scale Company as a Region Manager after many years of service.

Rev. Cordes completed his ministerial training at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur, AL and went on to pastor Trinity Baptist Church in Cullman, AL for 15 years. He was currently a member of Stuart Heights Baptist Church in Hixson, TN.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Martha Cordes; his son, Keven Cordes; and his brother, Ernest Cordes.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Chris & Lisa Cordes of Chattanooga, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Heather & Josh Teis of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Lucille Looney of Decatur, AL; sister-in-law, Lea Cordes of Cullman, AL; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. CST at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home, 255 County Rd. 1435, Cullman, AL 35058. Funeral services will be on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. CST in the chapel of Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Cordes, and Rev. Josh Teis officiating.

Rev. Cordes will be laid to rest at Cullman Memory Gardens, 1516 Bolte Rd., SE, Cullman, AL 35055.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 1701 Childhaven Rd., Cullman, AL 35055; or Southern Hills Baptist Church 6425 W. Pebble Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139.

Local arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.
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