October 9, 1946 - May 4, 2019
Harold T. C. Corkern, age 72 and a resident of Franklinton, died Saturday May 4, 2019 at his home. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Harold was retired after a 36 year career in the Maintenance Department of the Town of Franklinton but continued on as the overseer of the Franklinton Municipal Airport for the last several years. Harold enjoyed sitting on his porch and watching his favorite shows Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune each afternoon. He loved to eat lunch every day with his friends at the Fair City Café, formerly Main Street Café, and would often return for dinner as well. Harold’s favorite hobby was collecting antique Chevrolet cars and trucks which he frequently took to car shows throughout the area. He would keep and drive the cars until selling them and then moving on to the next treasured one he could find.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Abbie Marie Golab and Steven Kyle Golab of Orlando, FL; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: June and George Stevens, Judy Corkern and Albert Young all of Franklinton; Uncle: Marvin Magee of Franklinton; Father in law and Mother in law: Bill and Janet Friesner of Vandalia, IL; Brother in law: Darryl Friesner of Emily, MN; Also numerous nephews, cousins and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his wife Diana Lynn Friesner Corkern, who passed away also on May 4th twelve years before, his father Archie Corkern, mother Lois Magee Fairburn and numerous aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday May 7th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. A graveside funeral service will be held in Ellis Cemetery at 10:00 am on Wednesday with Rev. Joey Miller officiating. Burial will follow the service.
Honorary Pallbearers are his good friend Kenneth Strahan, brother in law George Stevens and his former coworkers with the Town of Franklinton.