MAJ Joseph W. Cody was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/21/2012 at the age of 70.9
Fayetteville, NC
Date of Birth 06/06/1941
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: CHARLESTON, SC-- Ret. U.S. Army Major Joseph W. Cody, 70, of Charleston, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Born June 6, 1941, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of the late Dillard E. and Catherine Owens Cody.

Major Cody enjoyed a distinguished military career as an Army aviator and signal officer, which included two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was an honors graduate of Officers Candidate School and completed flight training at Ft. Rucker, AL. Among his many achievements, Major Cody was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He enjoyed flying fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, and tested new equipment and trained new pilots. He concluded his military service at Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville, NC.

Following his military service, he co-founded Cody Realtors, Inc. with his wife. He was a Master Mason of the Etian Lodge #95 of Mount Pleasant, SC.

Survivors include his wife, Nan E. Cody of Charleston; a son, Joseph W. Cody, Jr. of Charleston; a daughter, Cheryl Cody Sullivan of Atlanta, GA and her husband, John Vance Sullivan; and grandchildren, Laura Elizabeth Sullivan and Hayden Vance Sullivan.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Chapel. Burial with military rites by the SC State Guard Honors Team will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

An online guest register is available at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel

Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from April 22 to April 23, 2012

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