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Jerry A. McCorkle

November 17, 2021


     Jerry A. McCorkle, 81, of Chillicothe, died 11:14 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at the Logan Elm Health Care Center.

     He was born April 19, 1940, in Ross County, to the late Ira and Opal Hammond McCorkle.  On May 25, 1965, he married the former Mary Ellen “Tick” Fultz who died July 1, 2011.  On June 24, 2017, he married the former Marsha L. Landrum who survives. 

     In addition to his wife, surviving are daughters, Mischelle (Roger) Phillips, of Chillicothe, Twana (Chris Long) McCorkle, of Canal Winchester; grandchildren, Kerry (Jesse) Sagers, Ronnie (Nicole) Weiss, Corey (Samantha) Clary, Bryce (Chelsea) Clary and Jeremiah (Haley) Phillips; great grandchildren, Micah and Benjamin Sagers, Silas Weiss, Brantley and Weston Clary, Luci Clary and Oliver Phillips; stepchildren, Shelly Haynes, Dave (Andrea) Haynes and Teri (Dan) Horton, all of Jackson; a brother, Gerald “Guy” (Sue) McCorkle, of Chillicothe; sisters, Martha Williamson, of Grove City and Janet Bullock, of Eutaw, AL; sisters-in-law, Susan (Bob) Hull, of Dayton and Chris (Rick) Davis, of Londonderry; brother-in-law, Paul McKnight, of Hillsboro, Pat McKnight, of St. Petersburg, FL, Ron (Sharon) Fultz, James Fultz and Duane (Lorna) Ison, all of Chillicothe; and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his first wife and parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Dynell Weiss; sisters, Sharon Fout, Katherine Bennett and Mary Borland; brothers, Russell, Eugene and Ira “Jr.” McCorkle; sisters-in-law, Paula Watkins, Evelyn Chaney, Judith Workman and Glenna Elliott; and brothers-in-law, Charlie Bullock, Gid Williamson and Toby Borland. 

     Jerry was a member of Liberty Hill Christian Union Church where he faithfully served as the Church’s First Elder for over 40 years.  He was a United States Army Veteran and retired from Mead Paper in 2002. 

     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in Liberty Hill Christian Union Church with Rev. Donnie Brown and Rev. Jamie Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. 

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