Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 30, 2001, pg 8D
McCorkle, Grady went to be with
the Lord on May 27, 2001 after a short illness and
hospitalization. He was born on July 5, 1908 in western Oklahoma
to William P. and Maggie McCorkle. He grew up on a farm and on
April 14, 1928 was married to Cecil
Irene Skelton. To this union were born 6 children. In 1945,
he moved his family to Midwest City, OK and was self-employed
until he retired in 1975. He lived in Midwest City until his
death. He was a charter member of the Midwest City Kiwanis Club
and served on the city council of Midwest City. Grady was a
long-time member of the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church
having served as a deacon, treasurer, and various other
positions in service to the Lord. Grady loved the Lord and he
loved, and was loved by family and a large circle of friends.
After his retirement he spent much of his time visiting family
and friends, especially people he knew that were in hospitals
and nursing homes. He also enjoyed woodworking as a hobby and
many of us are blessed to have his crafts in our homes.
He was preceded in death by his
wife of 58 years, Cecil.
He is survived by his present wife Fern McCorkle, of the home.
He is also survived by 6 children, Bobby
G. McCorkle, of Gainesville, TX, Regena Johnson and husband
Joe, of Midwest City, William McCorkle and wife Betty, of
Tahlequah, OK, Lucy Markham and husband Roger, of Lenexa, KS,
Sena Peterson and husband Alvin, of Oklahoma City, Grady
McCorkle and wife Danette, of Oklahoma City, and a stepson,
Steve Fields and wife Espie of Oklahoma City. He also was
blessed with 17 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and one
great-great grandson. Grady was a very gentle and caring man who
always placed God first in his life. His precious memory is our
keepsake with which we will never part. God has him in his
keeping. We have him in our hearts.
Services are Wednesday, May
30th 10:00 a.m., at Eisenhour SE Funeral Home on 29th Street in
Del City. Officiating will be Elders Bill McCarthy and Randy
McCarthy. Grady's grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Interment
will follow at Arlington
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to:
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church c/o Bill McCarthy, 12300 Long
Lake Blvd., OKC, Oklahoma 73170.
Contributed by Marti Graham, March 2007. Information
posted as courtesy to researchers. The contributor is not
related to nor researching any of the above.