Edward L. McCorkle Sr., 75 passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Country Club Retirement Campus in Bellaire, OH.
He was born June 26, 1945 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Kathleen Crozier Allen and Marshall McCorkle.
Edward was a Methodist by faith and a graduate of Bellaire High School class of 1963. He was an Air Force Veteran who served his country during the Vietnam War. After the war he became an IronWorker for Local 549. He later went to school and earned an associate’s degree in drafting and design. Edward was a member of multiple organizations including the American Legion Post 52, Veterans of the Vietnam War, national member of the Veterans Coalition and National Rifle Association.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Norma Jean McCorkle; sister, Gloria Palmer, and granddaughter, Meagan “Mugz” Toothman.
Surviving are his wife, Emma Carole McCorkle; children, Edward L. McCorkle, Jr. and Melissa (Tim) Oakley; six grandchildren, Victoria Oakley, Samuel Oakley, Bryan (Brooke) McCorkle, Thomas McCorkle, Emmajean (River) Riggenbach and Gage Roscoe McCorkle; three great-grandchildren, Ezekiel McCorkle, Ezeleah McCorkle and Ambrose McCorkle. Edward is also survived by his siblings Marsha (Junior) Jackson, Marshall “Corky” (Connie) McCorkle and Randy McCorkle; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH 43906 on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Services will be held Saturday January 23, 2021 11:00 am at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home – Bellaire Chapel. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, facial coverings and social distancing are required.
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