Ernest Lowell Cordle

December 25, 1931 ‒ January 11, 2021

Sunbury, Ohio

A funeral service celebrating the life of Ernest Lowell Cordle, age 89, of Sunbury, Ohio will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, January 19th at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61 (at SR 3), Sunbury with Brother Pat Gilliland officiating.

Ernie passed away peacefully on Monday January 11, 2021 at the Arbors at Delaware. He was born December 25, 1931 in Blaine, Kentucky to the late Monroe and Cynthia L. (Ross) Cordle.

Family and friends remember Ernie as a man with a giant heart whose true passion was his family and grandchildren. He loved to tell stories and lived out his faith as a member and Deacon at Hickory Grove United Baptist Church. He leaves a legacy of love, loyalty, generosity, selflessness, and a little bit of ornery-ness to those who knew him. He had formerly worked at Tech International as a Maintenance Supervisor where he retired after 42 years. As a member of the Sunbury Conservation Club, he enjoyed trap and sporting clay shooting, hunting, gardening, yardwork, and golfing in the Tech Rubber Golf League.

Ernie is preceded in death by sisters, Ella Jay Cook, Zelle Lee Carter, Rosemary DeVillers and Ruby Price; brother, Russell Cordle; great-granddaughter, Ashlynn Breann Laslo; son-in-law, Jay White.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 70 years, Nancy M. (Cantrell) Cordle; daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma and Bill Thompson of Louisa, KY, Jeannie and Fred Blevins of Sunbury, Mary White and Brenda Cordle both of Westerville, Teresa and Phil Stephens of Johnstown; sister, Neva (Frank) Walker; brothers, Bert (Lois) Cordle and Ronnie (Wanda) Cordle; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call prior to the service from 11am – 12pm on Tuesday, January 19th at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61 (at SR 3), Sunbury.

For those unable to attend the funeral service will be live-streamed via:

Contributions may be made to SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Rd., Delaware, OH 43015 in Ernest’s memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cordle family.  Please share a memory or condolence with the family on this website.

  • My sincerest sympathies. No matter how long one lives, it is still difficult. It’s not good bye but see you later…

  • My grandfather had a knack for storytelling that would usually end in laughter. His laughter was infectious and pure to its core. He will be forever missed! I love you Papaw!

  • Sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. He was a kind man. I hope Jay and him are golfing in heaven

  • Love you Grandpa! You were an Amazing Person! Everyone Loved you to the Moon and Back! Can’t wait to see each other in Heaven again! 🥰♥️

  • Memories of a young boy ,hand slicing deli lunch meat and a kind, always friendly Ernie buying for his lunches are my first memories of this kind gentleman. That was the beginning of a lifelong
    Friendship that I will always cherish.

  • Jeannie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I remember how proud he was of his girls and his shy demeanor. May he rest in peace and may you find peace knowing he had a God Filled life, well lived.

  • Jeannie so sorry for your loss. Even though they have had a good life it’s still hard for those left behind. I was surprised to see Brother Patrick was doing the service. He did both my mom and dad’s funerals. They belonged to Hickory Grove church.
    Love and Prayers

  • I’ve known Ernie for many many years he was my ex-father-in-law I learned one thing from Ernie how to be true and honest he will be sadly missed the last time I saw him was in Sunbury him and Nancy at the Kroger store in Sunbury always admired him I’ve always kept that to myself he always cared and showed me friendship I consider him a true friend

  • Sympathy for your loss. Long ago I met the Cordles.I remember Ernie being honest and friendly. He was proud of his home and lawn.
    We are all better to have met him.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I did not see him often but when I did he held my hand in his while we talked with a smile on his face. You could feel the love he had for everyone and the fact he was a GOD loving person. May you all find peace that he is no longer suffering and know you will see him again. What a glorious day that will be.

  • Such a sad day when I learned my Mom’s brother, Uncle Ernie, had passed away. Him and my dad had many hunting trips together when they were younger men. I will always remember him for his precious smile and his infectious laughter. My heart, love & prayers go out to all the girls and their families. Until we meet again in heaven Uncle Ernie, you will be missed by all, Love ❤️ to all the family,
    Gary, Redgel, Jason & Amy, Cory & Brock Mullins

  • So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Prayers for peace and comfort during this tough time. We hope all the wonderful memories will help you through this time.
    Take Care.
    Mike and Vicki Fry and Christine Fry

  • May you find peace in the memories of the wonderful man he was! Always had a smile that warmed your heart and hugs. Prayers 🙏

  • Dear family,
    I am very thankful to Ernest and to you, Nancy, for the job you did raising your family. The Cordle family contributed much to the Big Walnut community. Thank you and God bless you. Ernest will be missed.