Robert "Bob" Eugene Corkill

November 3, 1932June 2, 2019

Robert (Bob) Eugene Corkill, 86, of Holden, Missouri passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born on November 3, 1932 in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska to Edward and Mary (Kohl) Corkill. He moved from Scotts Bluff to Kansas City, Missouri in 1946 and went to Lillis High School where he met Barbara Jean Garnier. He graduated in 1950 and attended Donnelly College. He joined the United States Air Force on November 28, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri and served our Country for 10 years serving during the Korean and Vietnam Era as part of the 512th Fighter Interceptor Squadron.

He married the love of his life, Barbara Jean Garnier on November 7, 1953, and together they raised their family of nine children while living in the Westport area, Guardian Angel Parish for 36 years. Bob was active in fundraising support for the Guardian Angels School and Church during his time as PTA president. Over the years Bob was employed in electronics design and industrial equipment sales, insurance sales, and aircraft overhaul engineering design. He also formed a speed-reading company which was successful here in KC and St Louis. In his spare time, he was active in his children’s activities and had a passion for inventing. Bob and Barb retired to Holden MO in 1997 and became a part of the Holden community as they enjoyed life on the Ranch. Bob loved being in the quiet of the country but service to his country was still important to him. He joined the Holden American Legion Post #90 and soon became the Post Commander. While Bob had many good qualities, one of his greatest qualities was his love of Family; our unity is proof of his love and success.

He is survived by his children, Lori (Bill) Wubbenhorst, Paul (Molly) Corkill, John (Mona) Corkill, Mark Corkill, Luke (Karen) Corkill, Earl (Amy) Corkill, Joel (Patty) Corkill, Melody (Mike) Wagner, Kent (Melissa) Corkill, 18 grandchildren and six great grandchildren, all of the Kansas City area. Bob is also survived by his siblings from the Casper, Wyoming area. Bob is preceded in death by his father Edward Corkill, mother Mary (Kohl) Gilbreath, brother Duane Corkill and wife Barbara Jean Corkill.


  • Edward Corkill (deceased), Father
  • Mary (Kohl) Corkill (deceased), Mother
  • Duane Corkill (deceased), Brother
  • Barbara Jean Corkill (deceased), Wife
  • Lori (Bill) Wubbenhorst, Daughter
  • Paul (Molly) Corkill, Son
  • John (Mona) Corkill, Son
  • Mark Corkill, Son
  • Luke (Karen) Corkill, Son
  • Earl (Amy) Corkill, Son
  • Joel (Patty) Corkill, Son
  • Melody (Mike) Wagner, Daughter
  • Kent (Melissa) Corkill, Son
  • 18 Grandchildren, ...
  • Six Great Grandchildren, ...


  • Rosary Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Reception Friday, June 7, 2019


Robert "Bob" Eugene Corkill

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Cathy and Kent Struglia

June 6, 2019

Earl you and I have know each other for a long time then you met Kent through me. We both are so sorry for the loss of you and your families beloved dad. He lived a long time but sometimes the ones left behind are just not ready. God bless you. I'm sure he's in a beautiful place.
Your friends,
Cathy & Kent Struglia

Vicky (Bender) Cummings

June 5, 2019

Dear Corkill Siblings,
Your Guardian Angels family will be keeping you in thought and prayer.

Rich Pottier

June 5, 2019

Thank you Bob, Barbara and the Corkill Family for being part of our lives. Rest In Peace Mr. and Mrs. Corkill.

As much as we would like to be there in person to offer condolences my treatments won’t allow us to be there. Please know we are there for you in thoughts and prayers.

Rich and Cindy

Carol Gray

June 5, 2019

We met "Bob" with Lillie Searcy and had lunch several times. Sorry for your loss. At this time difficult time may you find comfort in knowing that others share in you sorrow . Lawrence and Carol Gray, Lillie Searcy's brother and sister-in-law.

Barbara Liesveld

June 4, 2019

Alyssa and family,

Very sorry to hear about the passing of your grandpa. It sounds like he was a wonderful man. Knowing the granddaughter you are, there is no doubt. I hope you're able to greet many family and friends in celebrating him. Know we love you and care so much. Praying that god comforts you and your family during this time.

Lori Mason

June 3, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. He was always so nice and funny when he came to see us. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you ❤️