Christopher “Chris” Charles Cordrey

July 26, 1960 - April 21, 2020

Christopher “Chris” Charles Cordrey, 59, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2003, formerly of Phoenix, AZ, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born July 26, 1960 in Canton, OH to William and Nancy Cordrey, now deceased.

Chris will be remembered as a genuine, kind, caring, loving man who always went out of his way to make you feel special. He was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother, an uncle, a friend. A man who loved life, who enjoyed sharing stories with anyone he met, a Papa who cherished the memories created when golfing with his son and granddaughter. Meeting his life-long partner and wife at school in October of 1976, it set him on an unforgettable journey.  Following in his father’s footsteps, he began a career in aerospace machining at May Industries in 1978. Continuing for 25 years, he was known as an expert in his field, a premier machinist in his industry. Fate would close a chapter in his life, and in 2003, he moved to Cape Coral, FL, to start again writing the next chapter and building yet another career. He quickly found his place in his family’s pool construction business, giving another 17 years in the quest of perfecting another craft. His legacy will live on in our hearts and minds, the memories will never be forgotten, and will always be loved by his family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Kathy Cordrey of Cape Coral; loving son, Christopher Charles Cordrey, II (Erica) of Cape Coral; sister, Stacy Cordrey of Cape Coral; brother in law, Bill Graham of Phoenix, AZ; father in law, George Christy of Vero Beach, FL; grandchildren, Alexa Cordrey and Nathan Champlain; great granddaughter, Raelynn Champlain; many nieces and nephews including, Michelle Vamvakaris (Peter), Mandy Garcia, Andrea Petrie (Chris), Logan Cordrey, and Tyler Cordrey; great nephews, Devin Sirianni, Trey Sirianni, and Kaiden Ryan; numerous in-laws and extended family; as well as Kaiser, the rescue dog.

Chris was preceded in death by a sister, Rhonda Graham in 2012; as well as a brother, William “Jeff” Jeffrey Cordrey in 2013.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Christopher “Chris” Charles Cordrey are suggested to The Cape Coral Animal Shelter, 1217 Cape Coral Parkway, # 235, Cape Coral, FL 33904.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Jeff Apr 26, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Prayers to the family . He will be remembered as a wonderful, husband, father , grandfather and man

  2. Kathy Cordrey Apr 26, 2020 at 11:39 am

    My love and memories of the life we shared and the family we built together will never fade. I love you my dear husband and friend. Never goodbye, because we will see each other again. Love, Kathy

  3. Peter Apr 26, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    I was blessed to have met this man and call him Uncle, and to be a part of his family. Truly the kindest and happiest person I have ever met. He will be dearly missed by so many.

  4. Andrea Apr 26, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    My heart aches deeply. He was always the most happy and loving of all. Always smiling…from ear to ear. Genuine, caring and would do anything for anyone. I can hear him saying “hey A!” May he rest with his family who met him in Heaven with open arms. ♥️ I miss them all, so very much.

  5. Erica Cordrey Apr 26, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Always a fun Papa!

  6. brian garcia Apr 27, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    chris was always the kind of person who cared about others, who loved his family and friends.. i am proud to have called him my brother in-law.

  7. Karen Neese Apr 29, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Your Arizona family loves you all, Chris was a great guy, always happy and helpful. He is truly going to be missed. Many happy memories with the Cordrey family. My deepest sympathies to you all. 🙏🙏💙

  8. Erica Cordrey May 1, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Papa love!

  9. Grandma May 2, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks. Needed that right now. Beautiful.

  10. Erica Cordrey May 15, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Papa and Alexa 2007

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