John Thomas (Johnnie) McCorkendale, 87, of Lexington, passed away Monday, July 2, 2007 at the Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond.
Johnnie was born June 16, 1920 at Myrick, near Lexington, the son of John T. and Clara A. (Cartmill) McCorkendale. He married his childhood friend, Elsie Evans, on September 11, 1982. Johnnie was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church in Independence.
He had been employed at Butler Mfg. Co. in Kansas City for more than 40 years in their Transportation Department, retiring in 1983. Prior to his employment with Butler’s he had worked with his father in the #2 Coal Mine in Camden and at various other jobs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arvel P. and his wife, Eva McCorkendale, Everett A. McCorkendale; a sister, Clara E. Rutherford and her husband, Charles, an adopted sister, Mary C. (Bray) Windsor; and a stepson, Johnny Evans.
Surviving are his wife, Elsie McCorkendale, of the home; sister-in-law, Laura McCorkendale of Springfield; brother-in-law Robert Hay and wife, Ruth, of Overland Park, Kan.; brother-in-law, Ernest Kennedy of Pasco, Wash.; sister-in-law, Dorothy Kennedy, Independence; stepdaughter, Donna Gay (Evans) Burkhart; step-sons, Jack Evans and wife, Sue, and Kenneth Evans and wife, Terry, all of Lexington, stepson, Larry Evans, of Tennessee; step-daughter-in-law, Dixie Evans, Gladstone; special-nephews, Charles and Robert McCorkendale, Richmond; and numerous other nephews & nieces.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, Lexington, Mo. Burial will be in Lexington Memory Gardens. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Memorials to donor’s choice of charity.
Arrangements are by Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 South Street, Lexington.