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Johny Narvell Corder

May 5, 1942 — January 9, 2024

Siler City



Johny Narvell Corder, 81, of Chatham County, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024, at home surrounded by loved ones.

Johny was born in Chatham County, May 5th, 1942, to Jesse G. Corder and Mamie Lawson Corder. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his three sisters, Alma Jean Wilkerson, Maxie Coley, and Debbie Chilton: two brothers, Joe Corder and William “Billy” Corder.

Johny was an Army Veteran that served in the Vietnam Conflict. He attended CCTC -Sanford and majored in business. He worked in the agriculture field as a poultry fabricator. He was an avid golfer and softball player. He loved watching westerns, fishing, telling jokes and had a contagious sense of humor. Before his declining health, you could find him at Scooters talking, eating, drinking coffee, and reading the newspaper.

He is survived by one son, Carlton “Kip” Corder of Siler City; one daughter, Kimberly Corder Joyce (Shane) of Siler City; three grandchildren, Blake (Ashley), Savannah, and Karlee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation service will be Saturday, January 13th, 2024, at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 at 11:00 AM, at Salisbury National Cemetery, in Salisbury NC. Officiated by Pastor John Klink, Jr. of Brookdale Baptist Church of Siler City.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Corder family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, January 13, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home

230 N Second Ave, SIler City, NC 27344

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

11:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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