James Ronald Cordell, 68, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, June 26, 2017. He was a graduate of Central High School and had attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he studied aerospace engineering. Later he was employed by Pratt Whitney where he worked on engine development. Mr. Cordell was a member of the Wauhatchie United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathleen Cordell.
Surviving include his father, Frank Cordell of Chattanooga; brother, Charles (Faye) Cordell of Chattanooga; sister, Karen (Ben) Hetzler of Hixson, Tenn.; several nephews and one niece.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, at Lakewood Memory Garden West with Rev. Tommy Messer officiating. No visitation will be held.
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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton, Georgia.