P. E. "Red" Corn

May 17, 1932January 8, 2019
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Red Corn

Easley – Perry Emulous “Red” Corn, 86, husband of Evelyn Richardson Corn, passed from this life on Tuesday January 8, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Corn was born in Pickens County, a son of the late Harold Albert and Eula Mae Perritt Corn. A talented craftsman, Red was a partner with C & P Associates. He started his career as a brick mason and specialized in remodeling and repair and later building custom homes.

An active member of Pickens First Baptist Church, he formerly served as a deacon, choir member, and Royal Ambassador Leader. In his earlier years, he was a member and deacon of Elljean and Jones Avenue Baptist Churches. Fellowship of Christian Athletes was very important to Red and he always looked forward to cooking for them at Pickens High School every year. He served his country in the U. S. Army.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Evelyn, a daughter Yvonne C. Bolding (Mac) and sons, Rick Corn and Steve Corn (Sharon) all of Pickens, six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren and two sisters.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters and a great grandchild Chas.

The family will receive friends on Thursday January 10, 2019 from 11 to 12:45PM at Pickens First Baptist Church with funeral services following at 1 PM. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621, The National Kidney Foundation, , or Pickens High School, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Pickens FCA), 150 Blue Flame Drive, Pickens, SC 29671.

The family is at the home.

Dillard Funeral Home Pickens, SC


  • Evelyn Richardson Corn, Wife
  • Yvonne C. Bolding (Mac), Daughter
  • Rick Corn, Son
  • Steve Corn (Sharon), Son
  • Six Grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren also survive

  • Zac Corn
  • J. T. Greene
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Josh Ritchie
  • Jeremy Simmons
  • David Vondersmith

  • Hospice of the Upstate
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Pickens High Fellowship of Christian Athletes


  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 10, 2019

P. E. "Red" Corn

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Cindy Burns

January 11, 2019

Mrs. Evelyn and Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your dear husband, Red. He was such a godly man who always welcomed one with such a sweet smile. My dad, Dub Waldrop, valued the friendship with you two. May God be with you all during this time of loss.
Lanny and Cindy Burns

Georgia Dickard

January 11, 2019

What a beautiful service to celebrate such a wonderful life! Red Corn, the things we will always treasure most, his dedication and love of Christ and his family, his love of his church family and friends and Oh that smile! He was a gentle giant! Nothing like a hug from Red Corn! Love and Prayers for Mrs. Evelyn and all of you in the days ahead! Love, Jimmy, Georgia, Mac and Faith Dickard

David King

January 9, 2019

I moved into Griffin Pointe subdivision in 1993. The 1st neighbor I met was Mr Red. What a Godly man Red was... always available to lend a helping hand and provide sound advice and mentoring. I ran into Red, Ms Evelyn and Steve in Home Depot several weeks ago. Even going through all the health issues that he was enduring, there was Red with that familiar warm smile that I will always remember. There is s no doubt that this great fellow is enjoying a reunion with his parents and family members and is safely home with his Lord and Savior tonight. God Bless you Red and I will see you again someday.

Mary Crowther ODell

January 9, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss. He was a fine Christian man who will be greatly missed.

Sara Trotter

January 9, 2019

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family

Marrha Hughes

January 9, 2019

It is with gratitude and thankful hearts that we celebrate the life of Red Corn, our friend. I walked around my house to remember the hours he spent on intricate brick work. He was a master craftsman. Through the years Red was a faithful forever friend to our family. He was a lay minister to my parents, his neighbors, Red will bring joy to heaven. Thank you, Red. I will miss your stories of grandchildren and great grands.

Sylvia Haley

January 8, 2019

Evelyn and family, you are all in my prayers as you walk this hard road together. Red meant so much to Bobby and me. So many wonderful memories!! May God be very near and grant you the peace that passes all understanding. My love to you all.
Sylvia Haley