Rickey Lee “Rick” Cordray


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Rickey Lee Cordray, born July 4, 1958 in Albuquerque, NM, Passed away May 29, 2014.

He graduated from Edmond Memorial High School and lived in Edmond, OK.Cordray

Married Nancy Gentry in 1981. His children and his grandchildren were his greatest joy. He also loved hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and gambling.

He is survived by the love of his life and his best friend, his wife, Nancy. His daughter Amanda Bruschi of Edmond, Nealy Thomas of Branson, MO. Sons Derek Cordray (Brittany) of Jones, OK,  Jesse Cordray (Katelyn) of MWC, OK, and Heath Jones (Thea) of Ft. Worth, TX. His parents Curtis and Beverly Cordray of Edmond, OK. Sisters Patty Rios (Boni) of Stockton, MO and Marsha Baxter (Greg) of Edmond, OK. His Brother Ron Cordray (Pam) of Edmond, OK. Grandkids Kayli, Allison, Lilli, Madi, Owen, Rylinn, Maddyn, Meryk, and (soon to be) Lynnox. Along with many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Services to celebrate Rick will be Monday, June 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home Chapel, 601 S. Kelly Avenue, Edmond, OK.  Public visitation will be held Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., the family will greet friends at the Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00-5:00 p.m.


  1. Nancy & Children-

    Rick will surely be missed by so many people that he touched over the last 35 or 40 years that we knew him. Rick was like a lil brother to me, when we all worked together with the gang at Whitetail Oilfield starting in 1979.

    He was always so joyful to be around and always just a pleasure to be with while we either hunted or fished with the boys of Edmond.

    We will always be here for you and the children in the event that you or them need anything.


    George & LuAnn
    Edmond, OK

  2. Nancy, Children and all the Cordray Family,

    Ricky was a sweet and gentle man. We are stunned and so very very sad that this has happened! All the years I knew Ricky I never heard him say anything mean. He was a kind, loving and good man. We are blessed to have known him. He will be forever in our hearts and we love all of you.

    Robyn and Tom

  3. Prayers for you guys, wish we could be at the services, but due to health issues and commitments we can’t get out of, we can’t make it.

  4. Our Loss

    Staring out the limo window
    My head against the pane
    It hurts so bad that you are gone
    We’ll not see you again

    Husband, son, brother and father
    A gentle giant to us all
    But time’s cut short the time we had
    Then draped its funeral pall

    The fact that we are family
    Binds you within our hearts
    So time cannot erase our love
    Nor tear us all apart

    Now our lives are sore and empty
    As your leaving’s left a mark
    On our thoughts and scattered feelings
    Like a painful kind of scar

    Rick, we never will forget you
    There are times we’re sure to cry
    But you know we’ll always love you
    Though we never said goodbye

    For Dear Friends, you have our sincere love and condolences,
    Donna Sue Berry June 2nd, 2014

    • Thank you so much for this kind poem for Our brother-son- husband and grandfather. Know that we loved him and love you all.

  5. Dear Cordrays, I’m so sorry about Ricky. I’m still on shock. Loved him and you guys. Please forgive for missing funeral. In the middle of a move and just now saw that it was this am. Thought it would be in the afternoon. I’ll come by and see you all. So very sad.

  6. We send our love and deepest condolences. We are with you in spirit in celebration of Rick’s life. We’re praying for you. Uncle Bob & Margie, Cousin Rob & Laurie.

  7. Dear Nancy and Family:

    While we were out of town, it was with total shock that we learned that Rick was gone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. A better man, a better partner, a better friend will not be found. We are proud to have called him a friend and are greater people for having known him. Rick helped so many people and was a true and kind, gentle man.

    Sending love to you all and hopes that you will let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.


    Tony and Kara

  8. I along with all the family miss him each and every day. He was a sweet and special piece of the family and we still just miss him so. Just can’t help but wish for just another moment to hug and tell him how much he means to us all and how much we love him.

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