Robert Lander Cork

October 27, 1927December 16, 2013

Robert Lander Cork, 86, departed this Christian life on December 16, 2013 at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born to the union of James Walter Cork and Lila Mitchell Cork in Central, South Carolina on October 27, 1927. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Anne Ward Cork, on November 3, 2013, and by his son, Robert Lander Cork, Jr. on March 18, 1996. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict after he earned his Undergraduate and Law Degrees from the University of Georgia. He was admitted to practice law in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, and was actively engaged in the private practice of law for more than 62 years. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Lodge #184, F.&A.M., Malta Commandery of Knights Templar, the Shrine at Hasan Temple, York Rite Temple in Macon, Georgia, the American Legion, Sons of the American Revolution, Valdosta Evening Lions Club, Lake Park Historical Society and First United Methodist Church of Valdosta. Robert is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Leah Cork Hopkins and L. LeGrand Hopkins, Jr. of St. Simons Island, Georgia, and sons, Travis Walter Cork of Ft. Knox, Kentucky and Patrick Carlyle Cork of Valdosta; grandchildren, Catherine Anne Hopkins of San Francisco, California, L. LeGrand Hopkins, III, of St. Simons Island, Georgia and Sophia Catherine-Anne Cork of Valdosta; great-granddaughter, Melanie Grace Hopkins of St. Simons Island, Georgia. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Francis Hoffner of Silver Springs, Maryland and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 19, 2013 in Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Georgia with the Rev. Charles Adams officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the charity of your choice. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Earl Durrance

December 19, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. Mr. Cork was always pleasant and professional.

Raymond Sutton Family

December 19, 2013

Our sincere condolences to the family. Robert was a great friend who always had a kind word. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

angela crance

December 19, 2013

What an amazing man! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
In friendship,
Angela Crance