Rev. James E. Cody
The Rev. James E. Cody, 74, of Benton died Saturday, July 23, in Little Rock. He was born January 26, 1937, in Pine Bluff. James was a Church of God minister and a member of Little Rock Church of God. He was preceded in death by his father Carl Cody.
Survivors are his wife, Wanda L. Cody of Benton; son, James Rodney Cody and wife, Sarah of Missouri; daughters, Rhonda Wade and husband, Vic, of Texas, Rovena Spurlock and husband, Keith of Bauxite, Ramanda Cody and husband, Eric Stricklin of Benton; mother, Lucille Cody of Pine Bluff; brother, Jerald Cody, West Memphis; sister, Mary Frances Baker, Texas; grandchildren, Cody Gwin, Thomas Gwin, Heather Wade, Shelby Stricklin, Candace Stricklin, Josh Spurlock, and Cortny Spurlock and great-grandchild, Thomas James Gwin.
James was a loving husband of 50 years, devoted father and grandfather. A faithful servant of God, he lived his faith with authenticity and integrity. He devoted his life to serving and preaching Godâ€™s word. He was a called evangelist and wanted everyone he met to know the salvation of Jesus. He never missed an opportunity to spread Godâ€™s word. He passed along his love for fishing and hunting to his children. We are looking forward to our family reunion on the streets of gold where there is no more sickness.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Summitt Cemetery in Benton. Officiating will be Brian Monehan.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ashbyâ€™s.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.