Richard Woodrow Corle, age 77, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at his residence in Hohenwald, Tennessee.
Richard was born on April 1, 1938 to the late Lloyd Woodrow Corle and Gertrude S. Benton Corle in Imler, Pennsylvania. On August 11, 1962, Richard wed Georgia Lee Breitzke. They just celebrated fifty-three years together. Before retiring, Richard worked as an electrician for thirty-three years. Prior to relocating to Tennessee, Richard and Georgia owned and operated Bayou Resort in Mountain Home, Arkansas for thirteen years. He was a general outdoorsman, but especially loved hunting and fishing. Richard had a love for sports, especially baseball. When he was younger, Richard was a standout athlete in wrestling, football, and baseball. He even continued playing sports as he got older and played softball with the America Legion over 40 division. Richard was a great husband, father, and grandfather. He was especially loved by his grandchildren.
The family will have a memorial service at a later date in Highland, Indiana. An inurnment will be held at Corle Cemetery in Imler, Pennsylvania where Richard will be re-united with many family members.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of fifty-three years Georgia Lee Corle of Hohenwald, Tennessee; sons William Lloyd Corle of Yorktown, Indiana, Eugene Warren Corle of Schererville, Indiana, and James Austin Corle of Gary, Indiana; daughters Lynn Diane Harrell of Hampton, Virginia and Janice Cutchall of McConnelsburg, Pennsylvania; grandchildren Drew Corle, Reid Corle, Nichole Melko and John Melko, Richard Corle, Trevor Corle, and four other grandchildren; and siblings Sandra, Sherry, Jeffrey, and Roy.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Gertrude Corle.
Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with local arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.cremationsocietyoftn.com.