Wilbur Wright “Bill” Cordes, 94, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in La Grange. Wilbur was born in Fayetteville in 1920, the eldest son of Alfred H. and Louise (Hoffmann) Cordes. He was married to Evelyn (Ford) Cordes for more than 70 years. Wilbur was known to many as “Bill” or the “Rainbow Man”. He received world recognition as a distributor and salesman for the Rainbow Company, because of his energy, dedication and achievements. He is survived by daughter, Russelle (Cordes) Heard and husband, Dow; daughter, Anne Hanson and husband, Daniel; son, John Fields; granddaughter, Bowen Cordes (Hunter) Giffin and husband, Victor; granddaughter, Heather L. Heard; extended family of granddaughters and grandsons; his brother, Alfred H. Cordes, Jr. and wife, Charlene; and many nieces and nephews.