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Oliver “Dewayne” Cordell

Oliver “Dewayne” Cordell, 58, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Friday, August 20, 2021.

He was a member of Sampson Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He was a cabinet maker for 45 years.  He enjoyed fellowship and talking about Jesus and loved spending time with his grandbabies.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Cordell; sisters, Cynthia Cordell and Charlotte Cordell; and niece, Amanda Stewart.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Gracie Cordell; sons, Joe (Andrea) Cordell and Nathan (Serina) Howard; grandchildren, Carson, Branson and Emma Jane Cordell, all of Pikeville; mother, Edna Cordell of Pikeville; sister, Margaret Sue (Lonnie) Hurst of Pikeville; brothers, Melvin (Cindy) Cordell of Pikeville and Ricky (Kathy) Cordell of Jamestown; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 25, at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jamey Pack, Rev. Jonathan Hankins and Rev. Wayne Sullivan officiating. Burial was in Blankenship Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville.

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