BURBANK — Charles Robert “Bob” Cordwell Jr., longtime resident of the Burbank community, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017. He was 72 years of age.
A time of gathering to share stories will be held Thursday evening, April 6, from 5-7:30 p.m. at Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home, Fairfax. Bring a memory to share with family and friends.
Bob was born on Sept. 12, 1944, in Beloit, Kan., the oldest son of Charles Robert and Betty E. Coe Cordwell Sr. He grew up in Cawker City, Kan. and graduated high school there in 1962.
Following high school, he and Mary Francis were married. They had two sons, Jimmy and Bobby Joe. In the fall of 1962, he joined the Army, serving his country for three years.
He later moved to the Wichita, Kan. area where he worked in the automotive field as a transmission mechanic. He then moved to Oklahoma, where he met and married Vicky Cordwell. In Ponca City, he continued to work for over 40 years until his retirement as a mechanic with his good friend Bob Weatherly.
In 1998, he met and married Sharon Godfrey, they made their home in Webb City. Several years later, they moved to Burbank where he continued to live following Sharon’s death on Jan. 6, 2016.
In his early years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. The last few years, he spent his time managing the American Legion Post 333 in Ralston where he was a member.
He is survived by a brother, Richard “Dick” (Sheryl) Cordwell, of Berryton, Kan.; step-son, Michael Godfrey, of Shidler and two step-daughters, Donna Smith, of Venus, Texas and Chrissy Sanders, of Pawnee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sharon and infant sister, Joyce Cordwell.
Cremation has been effected. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Burbank City Cemetery under the direction of Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home, Fairfax.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 333, PO Box 33, Ralston OK 74650-0033 or the charity of your choice.
His online guest book may be signed at www.hunsakerwootenfuneralhome.com.