William Randall Cordle

Published 3:31 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019

PORTSMOUTH —William Randall Cordle, 68, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019. He was born on June 23, 1951 to the late William Smith Cordle and Jewel Duncan Cordle. Born and raised in Emporia, a graduate of the University of Richmond, member of Phi Kappa Sigma, and owner of Contech Contracting, Randy had a love for the arts. He was a published cartoonist in his younger years and later played lead roles in many productions at the Smithfield Little Theatre. Randy also participated in his local church choir for more than 20 years. Randy was an avid fisherman, he enjoyed boating, camping and was a skilled outdoorsman. He served as scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America where he made an impact on many lives. His most beloved accomplishment, however, is his loving family. 

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 45 years, Elizabeth “Peg” Newman Cordle; son, Bryan Cordle and wife Lauren of South Hill, daughter, Kathryn Wright and husband, John Paul Wright of Suffolk; son, Bobby Cordle of Smithfield; brother, Robin Leigh Cordle and wife Erin of New York; grandchildren, Regan and J.P. He will also be missed by many other family members and a multitude of close friends. 

A memorial service, with reception to follow, will be conducted at noon on Thursday July 18, at Community Church at 1935 Jolliff Road. Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers, donations or memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Research Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.sturtevantfuneralhome.com

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Randy instilled a foundation of faith within his family, which helps to carry them through the pain of his loss. We are certain he is fishing the finest seas and camping on the horizons of Heaven patiently waiting for the rest of us to come join him.