April 5, 1947 – July 9, 2019
Mr. Steve Corey, 72, of Townsend, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 after a short illness at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Georgia. A native of North Platte, Nebraska, he had been a resident of Townsend, Georgia for the past 20 years. Born April 5, 1947, he was the son of the late Lester Corey and the late Nadine Nall Corey. Mr. Corey was a graduate of Georgia Tech in Atlanta Georgia where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He was a self-employed carpenter retiring after 38 years. Mr. Corey was a member of South Newport Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school for the Young at Heart class. His passions were varied and included serving others with 12 step work on the path to sobriety and cooking at home and for church events, including meals for AWANA and the Men’s Ministry for several years. He was also an avid reader and a lifelong learner.
In addition to Mr. Corey's parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Jackie Taylor Corey; son Nick Corey; and sister Sandy Corey.
Mr. Corey is survived by his children, Janet Wilson, Jinna Graves, Julianne Hope (Henderson), Joe Thompson (Sarah), Jennifer Simerson (Tom); 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at South Newport Baptist Church in Townsend, Georgia, followed by a memorial service at 12:00 P.M. with Reverend Eric Grissino officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the South Newport Baptist Church building fund or the Nunally House in Brunswick, Georgia.
- Nadine Nall Corey, Mother
- Lester Corey, Father
- Jackie Taylor Corey, Wife
- Janet Wilson, Daughter
- Jinna Graves, Daughter
- Julianne (Henderson) Hope, Daughter
- Jennifer (Tom) Simerson, Daughter
- Joe (Sarah) Thompson, Son
- Nick Corey, Son
- Sandy Corey, Sister
- Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2019
- Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2019
July 17, 2019
Steve. And God's hands. Not changed my life. But saved my life. The Finest man I have ever known. I am so grateful God put him in my life. He has helped so miny people. A loving and caring man. The world has lost a great man. But haven has gained. A beautiful Angle. I will always be grateful. For time he spent with me. Sharing his wisdom knowledge. And most of all his friend ship. He will always be in my ❤ forever
July 11, 2019
I will always remember Steve first for his very kind spirit. Secondly I will remember Steve for his incredible intellect and openness to possibilities. I regard him as one of the most soulful people I have ever know and I miss all those things about him.
July 10, 2019
I met Steve about 4 years ago, and at first was not sure that he liked me too much. Over time, however he became one of my dearest and trusted friends. The most true thing I know about Steve is that of his relationship with God: solid, steadfast, and an unquestionable faith in the Father. Steve was a Spiritual and Life Mentor to me. His life experiences and mine had some similarities, albeit a generation apart. I frequently would ask his opinion about business, personal, and/or spiritual matters. He gave really good advice, which at times, was to go ask someone else. Steve was very kind but he was also a straight shooter; he didn’t pull any punches. I truly valued his forthrightness, even if I didn’t want to hear it.
It is very surreal that I won’t see his crooked smile while sharing coffee and telling stories, all of which were true – albeit some more than others. I hope he checks in on me from time to time and leaves me a clue that he was here. Godspeed, my Brother.