The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Obituaries

August 13, 2012

Kenneth F. 'Bud' deCordova

Published 8-14-12

ENID, Okla. — Kenneth F. “Bud” deCordova, 95, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. He was born Jan. 9, 1917, in Pittsburg, Okla., to Leo and Ella (Sherrill) deCordova and moved to Oklahoma City at the age of three.

He graduated from Central High School in 1936.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1944.

He married Clara Louise Ohls Sept. 7, 1945.

He worked for Southwestern Bell, retiring with more than 36 years of service. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and a 32nd Degree Mason.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Clara; his parents; brother, William deCordova; and son-in-law, Michael Hefner.

Surviving are daughters, Janice Hefner of Bartlesville, Okla., and Jerri Fox and husband Wayne of Enid, Okla.; five grandchildren, Julie Roll and husband Mike, Janelle Barham and husband Brian, Steven Hefner and Tiffany, Jennifer Bryant and husband Jason, and Jill Dry and husband Christopher; and five great-grandchildren, Tanner Hefner, Jana Barham, Jeana Barham, Lily Dry and Hadley Hefner.

Service will be 10 a.m. today, Aug. 14, 2012, at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jay Allen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Service is under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home, 13313 N. Kelley Ave., Oklahoma City, OK  73131, (405) 755-1111.

Visit the online memorial at www.Memorial ParkOKC.com.

(Submitted by family)

 

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