Bill McCorkle

October 17, 1920April 24, 2013
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BOSSIER CITY, LA – Services for Llewellyn “Bill” McCorkle will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel. Officiating will be Reverend Kendall Docter of Barksdale United Methodist Church, where Bill served as an usher until recently. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park with full military honors. The family will be receiving friends at 12:00 p.m. the hour prior to the service at the funeral home. He was born in Mechanicsburg, OH in 1920. He graduated high school in 1938 and joined the Air Force soon after and served his country for over 20 years. He toured all over and spent time as a P.O.W. in Germany. Bill met his wife while stationed in Biloxi, MS and had two daughters. He lived an active and full life. He loved to be out in fresh air and help someone in need. He also liked to spend the day with his longtime companion Ida Lungren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Hazel and daughter Gale McCorkle. He is survived by his daughter Sharon McCorkle, son William McCorkle, grandchildren Jamie Bass, Angie Myers, Thomas Smith, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. Words of comfort may be shared with the family by visiting


  • Visitation Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Ashley Carter

October 13, 2013

I am sorry to hear of your passing. You were a kind man. You were a great customer of ours at Firestone. You will be missed by many.

Angie Myers

May 17, 2013

Walking With Grandpa

I like to walk with Grandpa, his steps are short like mine. He never says, "Now hurry up," he always takes his time. I like to walk with Grandpa, his eyes see things like mine do, wee pebbles bright, a funny cloud, half hidden drops of dew. Most people have to hurry, they do not stop to see. I'm glad that God made Grandpa...
unrushed and young like me.

I always think of this poem when I think about Grandpa. I always think about the times when I was little and Grandpa went on his daily walks, I would love to go walking with him. Some of the best memories of my life.

Sending all my love to the most wonderful, kind-hearted, wise man that anyone could ever know. I miss you so much Grandpa.

Love Always,

April 29, 2013

To the Family and Friends of Bill McCorkle:
We were fellow church members with Bill. We were very fond of him because he was a real gentleman. He was very kind and friendly. We are very sad that we won't be seeing him in church but know we must be with God now. You have every reason to be proud of Bill.

Ira and Sally Jones

Robin Doty

April 27, 2013

Looking through all those pictures brought back so many memories. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.

Peggy Mathews

April 27, 2013

"Paw" we will miss you so much. You raised great kids and raised some of us that weren't your birth kids. but was always there for all the great times and bad times no matter what!! we love and miss you Ernest & Peggy Mathews

Mike Eads

April 27, 2013

Bill, I'll miss you!!

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

April 26, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Llewellyn (Bill) McCorkel our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Bill. And to Bill it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II and the Korean War while serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps and then in the U.S. Air Force. Bill, you are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Bill's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

John Adams, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101