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William Edward (Bill) Mccorkle

July 29, 1952 — December 31, 2020

William Edward (Bill) McCorkle died December 31, 2020. Bill was born July 29, 1952, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Son of Edward William and Carolyn Ochsenhirt McCorkle, he was the oldest of five children. Bill moved with his family in 1962 to Atlanta, Georgia, and then a few years later to Maryville, Tennessee. East Tennessee has been his home for over fifty years. Bill graduated from Maryville High School in 1970 and began working at Robertshaw Controls, Inc. in Knoxville that summer. Bill worked in shipping and receiving for 25+ years. During his twenties, he married Kathy Hunt. Their son, Edward Anderson (Andy) McCorkle, lives in Maryville.

Bill played softball in recreational and church leagues throughout his adulthood. He loved NASCAR races, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He loved driving and enjoyed taking trips to see sporting events and concerts. After retirement, he enjoyed helping those closest to him with vehicle maintenance, yard work, and church events.

He was most proud of his family, his son, his daughter-in-law, his grandchildren, Gracie and Claire McCorkle. His last years he appreciated the care of the staff at Asbury. The family is most grateful for Thelma’s care of Bill and the care of all the staff at Asbury. He is survived by his son, Andy McCorkle, his daughter-in-law, Leah McCorkle, his granddaughters, Gracie and Claire McCorkle, and his four sisters, Carol McCorkle, Susan Curtis, Janice Devitt, and Mariann Salisbury. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Bill McCorkle may be made to Unity Baptist Church, 803 Howard Jones Rd., Maryville, TN 37801. A celebration of life will be scheduled when it is safe to travel again.

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