OBITUARY

Charles E. McCorkle Jr.

October 8, 1937February 8, 2021

On February 8th, 2021, Heaven welcomed Charles E. McCorkle Jr. home. This joyous reunion was undoubtedly marked with one of his signature bear hugs and an infectious smile as he tipped his flat cap and strolled through the Pearly Gates.

Born and raised in Denver, NC. , “Charlie” attended High Point University in High Point, NC where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree. Promptly after graduation, he began his career with General Electric training in Schenectady, New York. He began work in Charlotte, NC and later transferred to the GE Apparatus Service Shop in Atlanta, GA. He worked his way up from Service Technician to Sales Manager and retired after 43 years.

Charles possessed an undeniable spark. He loved life and he loved people. He lived out a beautiful love story with his wife, Betty, of 56 years. From that love, their family grew and over the years, they welcomed home a couple of English bulldogs (most recently, Sugar and Peaches who were his pride and joy).You would be hard pressed to find two people who worked harder or loved harder than Charles and Betty.

He was respected, honest, and admired. In his free time, he loved playing golf, flying his airplane, picking his guitar, restoring his 1959 pink Cadillac, and piddling around with anything.

He loved his friends and his church. He loved Pastor Butler and his music.

Charles never complained, even in his final days. He always looked at the best of every situation. He will be loved and missed every day.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. McCorkle, Sr., Viola McCorkle and sister Jewell Reynolds.

Charles is survived by his wife Edna (Betty) McCorkle; brother Gary McCorkle (Starr), and his children Debbie Sutton, Alan Davis (Priscilla), Skip McCorkle (Susan). His grandchildren Niki Sutton, Tiffany Humphries (William), Emily Lough (Daniel), Sarah Kent (Jeremy), Sam Davis (Sonya), Zac Davis, Katy McCorkle, and Amberly McCorkle. Great-Grandchildren Chesnee Humphries, Kyler Sutton, Gray Sutton, Hannah Lough, Addison Lough, Charlotte Lough, Tucker Davis, McKenna Davis, Norah Kent, Levi Kent. Nieces and Nephews Dale Ray, Steven McCorkle and Casey McCorkle.

Funeral services to be conducted by Pastor Greg Butler at Bible Baptist Church, 1180 Old Monroe Madison Highway, Monroe GA on Tuesday 2/16/21 at 11:00 am with graveside service to follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, 3700 Stone Mountain Highway, Snellville GA. Visitation with family and guests will be held at the church prior to the funeral from 10:00 - 11:00am. Pallbearers will be George Cates, Wayne Bassett, Jonathan Hight, William Humphries, Sam Davis, and Zac Davis.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to the Bible Baptist Building fund. Checks may be mailed to Bible Baptist Church, 1180 Old Monroe Madison Highway, Monroe GA 30655.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Memories

Charles E. McCorkle Jr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Nancy Francis

February 15, 2021

Charles was undoubtedly one of the finest men that I had the pleasure of knowing... I am thankful for the relationship that we shared - I will miss him more than words can express..He blessed my English bulldog Peaches with an unconditional love... he always had his girl by his side or in his lap . I will always remember the day that he came to my house to get her, I knew immediately that they were the perfect match and will be forever touched by the bond that they shared.. It’s not goodbye but see you later .. until then, there will be a huge void in mine and peaches life.

Charlene Foster

February 14, 2021

Dear Charles I never met you, but I definitely heard alot about you from my dear friend, your daughter Debbie Sutton. She spoke of your kindness and generosity. And of how much respect she had for you. What a good man you were. My thoughts and prayers go out to Betty, Debbie, Alan and Skip and the rest of the family during this difficult time~

Glenda Noles

February 11, 2021

Betty and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May you feel God's comfort as you face the days before you. At times like this we stop and reflect on our memories of our family member who has gone before us. I am jealous that C. E. will get to see Mama, Daddy, Pete, Grandma Nan, and the rest of our Mccorkle family who are already in Heaven waiting for us.
Love and prayers
Glenda Noles
Lou Anna's eldest daughter

Judy Brownlee

February 10, 2021

Miss Betty, My heart is heavy for you at this time. It is a lonely road but just remember those foot prints in the sand. Our Lord and Savior will never forsake us. I knew you and Charles meant a lot to George, but I didn't realize how deep it was, Let Christ wrap you in his comfort as no one else can. Prayers for you and the family. Judy