Dr. Cordell Rivera Honrado
On October 8, 2019, Cordell Rivera Honrado made his early morning tee time with the Lord.
Born on February 8, 1941 in Cebu, Philippines, Cordell was the eldest son of Amador Honrado (father) and Adelia Rivera Honrado (mother).
Upon completion of medical school at the Cebu Institute of Medicine, Cordell moved to the United States, alone, in 1964 in pursuit of the American Dream and affording a better life for he and his siblings back home in the Philippines. After his residency in Washington DC, Cordell followed the country roads of West Virginia to Beckley, where he resided for his remaining 55 years. In those 55 years, he managed to become one of the most well-respected physicians in southern WV and retired as a Colonel in the West Virginia Army National Guard.
He was adored and respected by his family, friends, peers, coworkers, and patients alike. To many he was known as Doc, Dutch, Amigo, Colonel, Lolo Boy, etc. Regardless of how you knew him, the one thing all could speak to, is that he was always the most genuine and charismatic person you could ever meet. As well as his reverence for fried chicken and golf. If Doc wasn't working in the ER with a 4-piece wing meal from KFC by his side, he was most likely found at Grandview Country Club getting a quick 18 holes of golf in between 12-hour shifts in the ER at Raleigh General Hospital and the Beckley VA Hospital. In "retirement," Cordell continued practicing medicine at Doctor's ImmediCare and Harper Road Treatment Center.
Cordell loved life! He lived an eventful and cherished life with the time he was afforded here with us. He will be remembered by all as kind, loving, charming, honest, proud, admirable, a one-of-a-kind sense of humor and larger-than-life personality. His family will remember him as an amazing husband, a proud father/grandfather, and caring brother.
Cordell was a devout Catholic who loved nothing more than spending time with his family and friends. The father of six, he couldn't have been prouder of his children and grandchildren. So proud, that he had all 21 members represented on the back of his car, along with a few Saint Bernards.
Cordell is survived by Carolyn Honrado, his loving wife of 35 years, his children Jed Honrado, Dane and Liz Honrado, Maria and Mark Hamm, Ryan Honrado and Sondra Honrado, Wendy Smith and Justin Smith, Chris Honrado and fiancé Courtney Green. His grandchildren, Jhuztin Honrado, Jude Honrado, Jonah Honrado, Cord Honrado, Clay Honrado, Bailey Honrado, Blair Honrado, Cohen Honrado, Mack Hamm, Meila Hamm, Gracyn Honrado, Griffin Honrado, Rylea Atterson, and Emma Smith. His siblings, Delia Mejia, Rolly Honrado, Pema Barbadillo, Elsie Honrado, Alex Honrado (late), Amador Honrado, Teresita Honrado, and Daisy Honrado.
We will be celebrating the extraordinary life of Cordell at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 6 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. with a 15-minute prayer service to conclude viewing hours at 9 p.m. A mass will be in his honor on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with the Very Reverend Father Paul Wharton, V.F. as the Celebrant. Entombment proceedings will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum directly following mass.
In lieu of flowers, Cordell requested donations to Saint Jude Hospital be made in his memory. Donations to the Rosenbaum Family House in Morgantown would be greatly appreciated by the family. They were so gracious and accommodating to the family during Cordell's stay at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Private online condolences and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.
Published on October 9, 2019

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Beulah Monarchy
Oct 10, 2019
Not only was he my Doctor but he was a very good friend. I spoke with him on a number of occasions about problems I was having but not health. We go back to 1978. I thought highly of this special man, friend and doctor. RIP my friend you will be sadly missed by so many
Amy Lewis
Oct 09, 2019
DOC was a very special Dr.to me he listened to everything that was going on and always expressed concern about how I was doing, he's going to be missed by many.
Amy christian
Oct 09, 2019
The city of beckley has lost a wonderful doctor and a wonderful person. I wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for this wonderful doctor or doc is what I would call him a man of joy and a compassion one at that I'm truly going to miss his smile and his warm embrace my heart is hurting rest in piece doc and please everyone pray for his loving and beautiful wife and family
Shirley Phillips
Oct 09, 2019
The city of Beckley has lost a wonderful person. He was a very respected and caring person both as a Doctor and family man. I am unable to attend the services, but I will be grieving with the family and for the family.
Mary Wilson
Oct 09, 2019
He was a very loved and special person..He knew myself and my late husband Emory very well I'm going to miss seeing him.. Rest High Doc tell Emory hi and we love and miss him
Judy McKinney
Oct 09, 2019
He was such a kind, fun, knowledgeable soul. He cared for my grandmother for many years. He always called her Pearly, called me Jude. Wonderful person

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Carla Foley
Oct 09, 2019
I will forever miss Dr Honrado. He was like a dad to me. I worked with him for years at RGH. He would come to CT and hide out for his 15 min power naps when we worked night shift. He always had a joke and a smile and for me a hug every time I seen him. He loved when I would bake him banana bread and beer bread. I loved to see him smile!! I will forever miss him. There will never be another that could ever come close to replacing Cordell. He was truly one of a kind. RIP my sweet little friend. I'll love you always. Carla