Richard Cordes

Richard Eugene Cordes, Sr., age 91, of Hudson, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Caldwell UNC Health Care.

He was born November 25, 1930 in Polk County, Iowa to the late Richard and Minnie Hunerkoph Cordes. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Albert Hunerkoph and sister, Ramona Larson.

Those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Richard E. Cordes, Jr. of Connelly Springs, Darius D. Cordes of Hudson; two daughters, Tina M. Cordes of Wilkesboro, and Sherrie L. Garavaglia of Hudson; one brother, Alfred Cordes and wife Jeannette of Iowa; four grandchildren, Carson Cordes, Candace Cordes, Joesph Garavaglia, Christen Robinson; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 7, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. James Hamby. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Interment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing will be required.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations made to Amorem, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, North Carolina 28645.

Online condolences may be left at


Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Cordes family.

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