Mr. Paul Cordell, 84, of Tallassee, passed away May 10, 2020. He was born January 7, 1936. Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 13, at 2 pm at Westside Independent Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Dorley officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Linville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory directing. Visitation will be at the church prior to the service, beginning at 1 pm. He is survived by his wife of six years, Rita Rhodes Cordell; children, Sonia (Willard) Edwards, Doug Cordell, Paula (Phillip) Felts, Teresa (Richard) Roberson, Lisa (Jimmy) Reeves, Kathy (Mitchell) Griffith, Sharon Jones and Donna (Tim) Collier; twenty-five grandchildren; and a large, loving extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Preston and Ruby Cordell; son, Randall Cordell; wife of 49 years, Pauline Sides Cordell; and a brother, Buddy Cordell. He was a member of Westside Independent Baptist Church. He was a member for 50 years of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local #48. He served as a Paratrooper in the Airborne Division of the U. S. Army. His hobbies were fishing, hunting and gardening and he enjoyed spending time with his family. Online condolences may be posted at

Linville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory

Eclectic, Alabama

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