Dr. Donald Ray McCorvie

February 17, 1927November 17, 2012
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Dr. Donald Ray McCorvie

Died on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the age of 85 in his hometown of Williamston, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois (Milburn) McCorvie, four children (and their spouses): Scott (Bonnie) McCorvie of St. Johns, MI; Jill (Terry) Perkins of Williamston, MI; Mary Jo (Brad) Morrison of Bettendorf, IA; Lisa (Bill) Frye of Alexandria, VA and his six grandchildren: Drew Perkins; Mecca & Madison Morrison; Ian & Kevin McCorvie and Isabel Frye. Dr. McCorvie (Don) grew up in East Lansing, attended both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan for his undergraduate education and then attended the University of Toronto for Medical School, graduating in 1954. Don is a World War II veteran where he proudly served the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. Don and his wife, Lois, were married in Chatsworth, Ontario on August 8, 1953 and moved to Williamston in 1956 where Don set up his medical practice of 36 years. (He retired in 1992). Don continued to practice medicine until February 2012. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 20th at the Williamston United Methodist Church, 211 South Putman St. from 1-3 pm & 6-8 pm & at 12:00 noon on Wednesday prior to service. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, November 21st at 1 pm at Williamston United Methodist Church, 211 South Putman St., followed by burial at Summit Cemetery on Beeman Rd. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Williamston, MI. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: The Williamston United Methodist Church, 211 South Putman St., Williamston, MI. Tel. 517-655-2430 or Crosaires (an "Aging in Residence" Community), 5829 N. Zimmer Rd., Williamston, MI 48895 Attn: Todd Walter. Tel. 517-599-8210. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, November 21, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dr. Donald Ray McCorvie

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Carol Sue Mead

December 15, 2012

Sorry to hear, years ago he was my doctor as a child. He was a good doctor.I was in the hospital years ago with a high fever and he found out it was just an ear infection. He sent me home on antibiotics and said all she needs is take that, be held (in rocking chair). Another doctor had a spinal tap done on me. I was only 4 or 5. So then that is when he became my new doctor.

Melinda Tedrick Jernigan

December 1, 2012

Scott and Family, It has been so many years since I lived in Williamston and now find myself so far away. However, as so many from across the U.S. and beyond have expressed the same thoughts and rememberances, I too, wish to do the same. Dr. McCorvie was our family doctor from the time I was 4 to 12. He brought three of my five siblings into this world. I remember always feeling safe with him, even if it meant a SHOT!!! I thank you and your family for sharing him with so many. With deepest sympathy and respect.

Diane Miller

November 30, 2012

Doctor McCorvie.. was a wonderful man, and a very caring doctor... I missed him alot when he retired...(not many docs like him left) God Bless him and his family..God has taken him,to serve in another way.. Rest in Peace..

November 29, 2012

So sorry to hear of Don's passing and I know all of the family will greatly miss him and Lois especially.

But he did have a long and fulfilled life which is why he will be missed by so many.

We are thinking of you at this time.

Elizabeth and Ken, Margaret and Martha Langford

November 29, 2012

Dear Lois , Jill and Family,
My heartfelt condolences to you all for the loss of your Husband and Dad. Don was always such a kind and friendly individual , dedicated to his family, patients and community.
Meg Farness

Tracey, Jeremy, Ash & Rowan

November 26, 2012

Lisa and all the family - we are thinking of you all at this sad time. We hope your many happy memories of your Dad will help you through. Even having met your Dad for the short time in Michigan for Christmas and your wedding, he made a great impression as a kind and loving man. It's clear from the comments here that he made the same impression on many others.

November 21, 2012

I have many fond memories of Dr. McCorvie and his beautiful family. My love and prayers are with you all! Liz Larson-Davis, Williamston

Scott Oakes

November 21, 2012

We are so sorry - we know that this will be a huge loss for all of you, and the thousands of patients that your dad care for over the years. We are praying that you would feel comforted in a way that only Christ can! We love you all,
the Oakes family.

November 21, 2012

Lois and Family, We thought we could work out a way to be with you today but we can't. I had retina surgery Monday and Janet bummed a ride to the eye doctor this morning for an eye injection so neither of us can drive today. Please know we are there for you in spirit and in our prayers. We will always remember Don as a very pleasant and kind person and hope you get some comfort from knowing he is now watching form his new home in heaven. God Bless, Jim and Janet Leonard

November 21, 2012

Dear Lois,

Errik and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your husband. It is not easy to accept the loss of a loved one and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Manya and Errik Constant