Ronny Kirk Cordon Jr.

December 21, 1979 - January 30, 2024
Ronny Kirk Cordon Jr.

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Ronny “Kirk” Cordon, Jr., age 44, a resident of Pinetown, NC passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at the Lower Cape Fear Life Center in Wilmington, NC with Karen by his side holding his hand.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pinetown Church of Christ, conducted by Phillip Paul. A meal will be provided in the fellowship hall immediately following the service.

Kirk was born on December 21, 1979 to the late Ronny Kirk Cordon, Sr. and Karen Kay Clark Cordon who still survives.

Kirk leaves behind Karen Lee Wallace, the love of his life and faithful, longtime friend and companion for 28 years, who he always referred to as his wife.

Kirk worked with his dad as a commercial fisherman from a very early age and later with George Linton for about 20 years putting down piers and bulkheads, mostly in the Bath, NC area. George passed away suddenly in 2021, after which Kirk’s declining health prevented him from working steady.

Kirk was preceded in death by his beloved, younger brother, Mark Anthony Cordon on June 23, 2018. This left Kirk with a lingering sadness in his heart! Also, they have a loving sister, Teresa Stanley, who resides in Florida and who stays in touch.

Kirk was a quiet, gentle soul who enjoyed the simple things in life that money can’t buy: calmness, peace, kindness, love and respect. He played football in high school and his favorite NFL team was the Carolina Panthers. He also enjoyed listening to various kinds of music. He loved animals from a child and was always gentle and kind to all of them. In his last few years, he cherished his little, black min-pin dog, “Mia”. She loved Kirk and misses him a lot! He also gave lots of attention to his 2 beautiful, latest stray cats in the yard and barn, “Tigger” and “Sunshine”.

Kirk will be missed by many. He loved and respected Karen Wallace’s family, namely, her parents, the late Elgin Wallace and Jeanette, who still survives. He always considered Karen’s late sister, Julie, like a sister. Also, in his life was Karen’s brother, Mark, his wife, Mandy, and their 2 children, Cade and Aubrey, who he thought very well of.

Kirk comes from a large family; 5 uncles on his dad’s side and 5 aunts on his mother’s side. He grew up surrounded by many cousins who he loved and cherished.

In lieu of flowers, support to help with various expenses would be greatly appreciated, and you can do so by Clicking HERE




Memorial Service

Saturday, February 10, 2024
10:00 AM

Pinetown Church of Christ - Directions
710 Main St
Pinetown, NC 27865
252-927-2039

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  • February 11, 2024
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  • February 11, 2024
    Lisa Perez says:
    I would like to give my corderence to the Cordon family. I was so surprised when I heard about kirk passing away. My God be with you in this time of grief.

  • February 10, 2024
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  • February 09, 2024
    Lori Morgan says:
    So very sorry. Karen, Lea, Karen his girlfriend, all of his family. Prayers are going up for yall.

  • February 06, 2024
    Shannon and George Manning says:
    I offer my deepest condolences for Kirk's passing. His kindhearted demeanor and gentle spirit will be remembered. May you feel God’s presence and love at this difficult time.

  • February 06, 2024
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  • February 05, 2024
    Debra Credle says:
    Kirk has always been so kind to me, always a smile and a hug. Haven't seem him in years and was so sorry to hear about this. Can't really believe it, he was so young and full of life, God only knows the reason he had to leave us so soon. Praying for his Mama Karen, little Karen and rest of his family.

  • February 03, 2024
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  • February 03, 2024
    Faye Rose says:
    Karen & family, I’m saddened to hear of Kirk’s passing. He has always been a kind person with a gentle spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God be with you and bless you. Faye

  • February 03, 2024
    Margie Cooke-Tankard says:
    So very shocked and heartbroken to just hear about Kurt, I have known him all his life basically.,I really don't have the words to say and I have said many times that "I'm Sorry " just isn't enough. To both Karen (mama) & Karen I wish that I did have all the right words but I don't, I have been where you are and I know that our losses is very different because we are different, I know that if you look to God for your understanding that you both will find comfort in knowing that God's plans are the best even though they are so very different from those that we have and that they are sometimes hard to understand. As the days, weeks, months, years, birthdays, holidays...so many things will shattered your thoughts and there will be days when certain things will sharpen your thoughts and a tear will fall but there will be times when so many special thoughts will enter your minds and you will smile..,just hold on to everything that you both have shared with someone you both loved and God will be there to help you. Sending you both my heartfelt condolences you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Much Love to all... to the families of Karen Clark Cordon & Karen Wallace !

  • February 02, 2024
    Barbara Woolard says:
    so sorry for the loss of your friend and companion. He was a very private person, but would help any way he could if you needed him. Also he helped his in-laws when he was not working.