Karon Cordell Smith

Karon Smith
Karon Smith

Karon Smith, 77, of Amarillo, TX died December 8, 2020, after an extended illness brought on by Covid-19. Karon spent 22 years being a housewife and raising kids before going to work in the medical industry in 1981, serving in multiple office-related roles until her retirement in 2016. Karon also was very proud to have earned her GED in 2013, at age 70.

Karon was born on November 20, 1943, as Karon LaWan Winters to Ray “Pete” Winters & Lelia Faye Winters.

Karon was preceded in death by her father in 1981 and her mother in 2006. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Laura Rhea Powers, a brother, Don Winters, and two great-grandchildren, Jamon and Ray Lee.

Karon married Hugh Cordell in 1959 and they had three sons, Gordon “Scott” Cordell, Ronald (Ronnie) Shane Cordell, & David “Cole” Cordell.
In 1991, Karon went on to marry Roger Smith and added three daughters, Tiffany Shadle, Stacy Oldfield, Christy Cox, and one son, Roger Leslie Smith to her family.

Karon is survived by her spouse, Roger Smith; her children and their spouses, Scott and Marilyn Cordell of Amarillo, TX, Ronnie and Shette Cordell of McKinney, TX, Cole and Tonya Cordell of Canyon, TX, Tiffany Shadle of Albuquerque, NM, Stacy and Greg Oldfield of Amarillo, TX, Christy and Carl Cox of Bonham, TX, and Roger and Jana Smith of Pleasant Hill, MO; her two sisters, Glenda Harkness of Anaheim, CA, and Willene Ratliff and husband Kenneth of Amarillo, TX; and her one brother, Dale Winters of Clyde, TX. She was also blessed with 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Karon loved watching her boys play all sports and she coached cheerleading for Kids Inc. while her former husband Hugh coached the boys in their sports. Then it came time to attend the grandchildren’s sporting events and she and Roger attended almost every game played and loved doing it.

One of Karon’s passions in life was to cook for her family. Nothing made her happier than to have everyone together having family time playing games after one of her famous home-cooked meals. Karon loved her family, which included her ex and ex-in-laws as well as her immediate family. Once you were a part of her family, you were always a part of her family!

Her funeral service will be held this Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at Crossroads Country Church in Amarillo, Texas. Brother Bob Miller will be officiating. If unable to attend the service, the church will also be providing a live stream of the service at stream.crossroadscountrychurch.org. In addition, you can go to YouTube and search Crossroads Country Church.

28 Replies to “Karon Cordell Smith”

  1. Karon Smith was my friend who was the sweetest person I know . We worked together for about 10 yrs. She will be missed so much
    even though I had moved to Tucson, Az. in 2015. We continued to stay in touch. I love you Karon and will miss you sweet friend. See you in heaven.

  2. My aunt Karen was Always there for me.
    Showing unconditional love.
    She held me and listened to me and we would both cry.
    My aunt is with my mother now.
    I know that there together looking over our family.
    I love you aunt Karen.
    I will miss u.

  3. I thank the Lord today for giving you to our family. You always treated us like your own and were always there for us. I love you and miss you Aunt Karon.

  4. I thank the Lord today for making you my Aunt. You loved us like your own and were always there for us! I look forward to the day that I see you again. I love and miss you Aunt Karon!

  5. Ah, Karon… been a while since we last got together with you and Roger – but we’ll catch up again someday. You’ve been a bright soul, and so many will miss you here. Till later, Mel and Jan

  6. Will miss your smile at the bowling center. Karon always had a smile for everyone. Sorry for your loss Roger Mildred

  7. Your infectious smile and laugh will be missed. You had a way of making people feel special. Love you! ❤️

  8. You were such a blessing in my life. Always had a smile on your face You will be missed my friend. Until we meet again! Love ya sweet lady, Dixie

  9. Beautiful lady both inside and out. She had lot’s of love to give and she gave it freely. Her kids couldn’t have ask for a better mom or grandmother for their children. We luv you very much and we miss you dearly. We’ll see you down the road. Please watch over us til we get there.

  10. Sweet Karon, I’ve told you this before…Thank you so much for welcoming us the neighborhood. You were a GREAT neighbor, friend and Fill in Nanna to my kids. My heart is broken. We will miss you so so much. We Love you. Adrian, Tiffany, Revi, Gideon, & Knoxly

  11. Sincere condolences from Bob and Pat Green. Karen was a special and sweet lady She always had a ready smile and a pleasant word to say.

  12. Love you so very very much. We’ve had some good times together singing together ,playing cards, shopping ,being with our family ,our brothers and our sisters. It’s going to be so lonely here without you pulling up in front of the house calling me on the phone saying”,what are you doing I’m sitting in the driveway. “We’ll see you when God‘s ready for us I know you ,mother ,daddy ,Don,Laura Rhea ,our grandsons all of our family will be there waiting for us. I’ll say bye for now & to your kids &Roger we love y’all so much and will be here for you anytime you need anything❤️❤️

  13. God took a very special lady Home to be with Him. Karon had a beautiful smile that lit up a room. Blessed to get to know her at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and fun times singing in the choir. Prayers for Roger and all the family until you see her again on the other side.
    Love to all

  14. Thank you for welcoming me into your home and loving and treating me as your own at a time I needed it the most. A truly remarkable woman who will be cherished and missed dearly. I love you aunt Karon
    You and all your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Cole, Tonya, your kids and grandkids,
    So very sorry to hear this. Covid has taken so many awesome people away. Glad to know she is in heaven. She and Jayson can celebrate Christmas together!

    May God give your entire peace knowing you will see her again !

    God’s Blessings, Debby Brown

  16. Karon was such a joy to be around.
    She will be greatly missed but always loved.
    Holding your family up in our prays. Bobby & Wanda

  17. We was always so close in our lives spent many hours together playing games as kids then as we grew older still had that special bond between brother and sister. It’s so hard knowing that I can’t pick up the phone and talk to her when ever I just want to hear her voice, yes I know our Father has another great voice added to his choir. Will miss her until I’m called to join the choir.

  18. Aunt Karon was a beautiful lady inside and out. My heart is broken and still can’t believe she is gone. All my love, thoughts and prayers to everyone that loved her like I did. God bless you all.

  19. Miss you so much, you are the glue for our family. You are loved by anyone who has ever crossed your path. And your love was also completely unconditional. I love you so very much 💓

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