Elsworth W. Corkwell

Corkwell OBIT

Elsworth W. “Bill” Corkwell, 78, of West Mansfield, passed away peacefully Friday, March 2, 2018, at Heartland of Bellefontaine with family by his side following a lengthy illness.

Born March 11, 1939, in Columbus, he was the son of the late Stephen E. and Ercel Williams Corkwell.

A 1957 graduate of DeGraff High School, Bill served his country in the U.S. Army. He then worked as a mechanic 28 years with Creviston Implement.

A member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, he was also a former member of the West Mansfield Conservation Club and the West Mansfield Lions Club. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, golfing and camping, but most of all he cherished his time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On June 15, 1963, at the parsonage of the East Liberty Church of Christ, he and Vivian Davis were married by the Rev. George Hunt. Together they enjoyed nearly 55 years of marriage and Vivian survives in West Mansfield. Also surviving are his daughters, Rhonda Stamper and Diane (Joel) Minter, both of West Mansfield; grandchildren, Heather (Chris) Buettner, Lynette (Landon) Watkins and Cameron Minter; great-grandchildren, Madison and Miley Buettner and Layton Watkins; sisters, Susan Callahan of Arizona, Kathryn Thompson of Indiana, Pat (Dick) Laird of Marysville and Nella Rabon of Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel, 222 W. Center St., West Mansfield, where calling is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Rev. Douglas Thompson officiates and burial is in the North Greenfield Cemetery.

The family kindly requests casual dress for the calling hours and service, and, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given to the Logan County Cancer Society in memory of Bill.

Condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com.