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John McCorkle, age 81, died Saturday Aug. 8, 2015, of a sudden and unexpected pulmonary embolism.. John was the son of Clyde and Violet (Davenport) McCorkle. He was born Sept. 8, 1933, and was raised in Tipton County. He was a graduate of Prairie Township High School (Tipton County) in 1951. He married his first love, Patricia (Pat) Stoops in 1952. They spent 60 years together prior to her death in March 29, 2013. John served in the US Army and was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky.. John was a jack of all trades but spent the majority of his life working in the hog business and farming. After retiring they moved to Lebanon to be closer to family and worked several places, most recently at Walmart building bicycles.. John loved his family and friends. Returning his love were daughters Dawn (Gary) Matthews, Gayle (Randy) Cowdin, and Karla (Steve) Kern; companion Carol Shoup; his sister, Alice Swails; grandchildren, Jeff (Tracey) Golden, Shawn (Carrie) Golden, Ryan (Elizabeth) Golden, Meghan (Matt) Larson, Bryce McQuern, Derrick (Tara) McQuern, Dan (Sarah) Cowdin, Leah (Garvin) Frantz, Adam (Erin) Clay, Josh (Katie Popp) Kern, and Kaitlyn Kern; and great-grandchildren, Parker and Kennedy Golden, Maija and Sonja Larson, Cole and Hannah Cowdin, Grayson and Garrett Frantz, Henry Clay, and Briar Cline. He was also loved by in-laws Sharon Stoops, Jeanne Ott, Kenny and Kathy Stoops, and many nieces, nephews and friends.. John was met in heaven by many loved ones — his wife, Pat; parents; sisters, Carolyn and Jenny; brothers-in-law, Wayne and Bob; granddaughter, Jamie; nephew, Michael; and many others.. To celebrate John’s life, his family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Arborwood, 100 Country Club Drive (TPA Park) in Frankfort. A private family inurnment will take place in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Green Lawn Cemetery.. Memorial donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Lymphoma/Leukemia Society.. Goodwin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at goodwinfuneralhome.com.
Published on  August 17, 2015
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