John McCorkle

August 8, 2015

John McCorkle, age 81, died Saturday August 8, 2015 of a sudden and unexpected pulmonary embolism. John was the son of Clyde & Violet (Davenport) McCorkle. He was born September 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, KY.  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.

Visitation and Services

To celebrate John’s life, his family will receive friends at Arborwood, 100 County Club Drive (TPA Park) in Frankfort, IN from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2015. 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.

Survived by:

John loved his family and friends. Returning his love were daughters Dawn (Gary) Matthews, Gayle (Randy) Cowdin, and Karla (Steve) Kern, companion Carol Shoup and his sister Alice Swails. Also, his pride and joy - 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, Kaitlyn Kern and great grandchildren: Parker & Kennedy Golden, Maija & Sonja Larson, Cole & Hannah Cowdin, Grayson & Garrett Frantz, Henry Clay, and Briar Cline. He was also loved by in-laws Sharon Stoops, Jeanne Ott, Kenny & Kathy Stoops and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceded by:

John was met in heaven by many loved ones – his wife Pat, parents, sisters Carolyn & Jenny, brother-in-laws Wayne & Bob, granddaughter Jamie, nephew Michael and many others.


Leave your Condolences

10 Condolences for “John McCorkle”

  1. Jeanie and Gary Thompson August 11, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I was in total shock seeing the obituary in the paper. This was the first I had heard of your loss of your father, grandfather and great grandfather!! We knew your Mom and Dad from pork producers hear in Clinton county and loved being with them. We just saw your Dad a week ago Friday and he looked so good!! Please accept our sympathies for your loss and we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. ????

  2. Debbie Olive August 11, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your dad was like a dad to me and I will cherish that always. Such great memories to hold onto!
    Love and prayers to you and your families. B Girl# 4

  3. Karen Booher August 11, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I remember all the fun at the farm, Uncle John’s warm hugs and his endless energy while building our house with Dad. I will miss those hugs and the way he always made me feel welcome no matter where we were.
    Prayers and hugs. My heart is heavy. Love you all.

  4. Jill Presley Parker August 12, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Dawn, Gayle and Karla,

    What a shock. I am so very sorry and my heart goes out to you. I have fond memories of your dad and mother. Such a sad time right now. Please know my prayers are with you and your families.

  5. Trish Park August 12, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I am so very sorry for such Huge loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with Karla and all of John’s loved ones. Praying for peace for the whole family.
    Trish (Alexander) Park

  6. Kathy Bolen August 12, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Dear Gayle and family,
    So sad to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Kim & Bob Ray August 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Our sincere sympathy to Dawn, Gayle & Karla on the passing of your father. We got to know John from his relationship with Carol. He was a great man. We loved his sense of humor and love for life. I’m grateful that John and Carol had two great years together making each other happy after they both suffered two great losses of their spouses. We have a void in our heart. John will be missed. Prayers for comfort and peace in your time of mourning.

  8. Randy Lafary August 12, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Prayers to the family. I worked at Lebanon store for a while. Sorry for your loss.

  9. Jim and Tsresa McQuern August 13, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Our prayers are with all of you in this hard time. He is always in my thoughts from the things we did together and all the things I learned from him

  10. Odel Strange & family’s August 16, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    So sorry about the loss of John. David & I have been with him and Pat years ago involved with pork producer activities local and state. I saw him and Carol at WalMart very recently and said hi Odel. At first did not recognize him but mentioned stock yard on 28 and knew immediately remembered from there. Sorry Carol, will not be able to be at Goodwin’s Tues. but my heart and prayers go out to the entire family for the sudden loss.

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