McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

March 22, 2013

Harold Martin Corder


Submitted report

McALESTER — Harold Martin Corder, 83, of McAlester, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at his home.

Private memorial services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.

Born Nov. 22, 1929, in McAlester, he was the son of Henry Martin and Bertha Corder. He married Peggy JoAnn Pitts on June 4, 1950, in McAlester. They moved to San Luis Obispo, Calif., where he worked as a manager for Safeway. They returned to McAlester in 1982.

He enjoyed yard work and gardening.

Survivors include his daughters, Shirley Ashford and husband, Dean, of McAlester, and Kathy Brakensiek, of McAlester; grandchildren, Renee Karr, of Texas, and Jason Carpenter, of McAlester; great-grandchildren, Blain and Ashtin, of Gulfport, Miss.

Also, brother, Jimmy Corder, of McAlester; sister, Mary Pineau, of McAlester; nephew, Allen Corder and wife, Kitty, of McAlester; niece, Glenda Walker and husband, Ronnie, of McAlester; brother-in-law, Jack Pitts and wife, Zelma, of McAlester, and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Martin Corder; mother, Bertha Corder;  four brothers and  two sisters.