, age 76, of Pevely, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017, at his home. He was born January 8, 1941, in Horine, Missouri, the son of the late Theresa Genevieve (nee Coleman) and Henry E. Cords Sr.
He is survived by daughters Gloria (David) Miller of Granite City, Illinois, and Cathy (Allan) Nakamura of Louisville, Kentucky; son Mike (Tammy) Cords of Crystal City, Missouri; brothers Henry E. (the late Janice) Cords, Jr. of Pevely and Paul L. (Dorothy) Cords of Imperial, Missouri; and grandchildren Elizabeth Brown, Deanna Cords, Michael Cords Jr., Tiffiny Henderson, Jessica Dejarnette, William Meeks, Melissa Monroe, Katie Monroe, Nikki Monroe, Mindy Bailey, and Brad Nakamura; and numerous great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by daughter Kristy (Richard survives of St. Louis, Missouri) Monroe, sister Mary Nell (Carl survives) Willenbrock, and brother Alvin Cords.
He was a retired mail carrier from the Pevely Post Office, a member of the former Church of the Assumption in Herculaneum, Missouri, a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of American Legion Post #253 and AMVETS #42.
Visitation after 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, until the time of funeral services at 12:00 noon. Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City.