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Joe B. Cordell, American diversified corporation executive. Certified Public Accountants.


Cordell, Joe B. was born on August 4, 1927 in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. Son of Joe Wynne and Ada Ruth (Wood) Cordell.


Student, Yale University, 1945-1946;student, Florida Southern College, 1946-1947;Bachelor of Science in Business Adminstrn, U. Florida, 1949.


Intern, Price Waterhouse Corporation, New York City, 1948-1949;staff accountant, Price Waterhouse Corporation, New York City, 1949-1950;audit manager, Price Waterhouse Corporation, Atlanta, 1950-1958;vice president, Jim Walter Corporation, Tampa, Florida, 1958-1970;senior vice president, treasurer, Jim Walter Corporation, Tampa, Florida, 1970-1974;president, Jim Walter Corporation, Tampa, Florida, from 1974;chief operating officer, Jim Walter Corporation, Tampa, Florida, from 1974;president, chief Executive officer, Walter Industries Inc. (formerly Jim Walter Corporation), Tampa, Floridaalso board directors, Walter Industries Inc. (formerly Jim Walter Corporation), Tampa, Florida.

Board directors Barnett Banks of Florida, Inc., Jacksonville.


  • Certified Public Accountants.


A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.


Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.


The strong feature of Methodism is that prayers are not only led by an ordained minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.


Chairman advisory board Tampa/Hillsborough County Area command The Salvation Army. Trustee Palma Ceia United Methodist Church. Member business advisory council University Florida.

Past president University Florida Foundation, also ex-officio member board trustees, member development committee With United States Navy, 1945-1946. Member Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Committee of 100, Tampa Yacht and Country Club, Palma Ceia Golf and Cuntry Club, Wildcat Cliffs Country Club, Avila Golf and Country Club, University Club of Tampa, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Tau Omega.


Married Joyce Hinton, June 16, 1951. Children: Joe B., Coleman Wynn, Lauren.

Joe Wynne Cordell

Ada Ruth (Wood) Cordell

Joyce Hinton

Joe B. Cordell

Coleman Wynn Cordell

Lauren Cordell