Robert Lee "Butch" Corey, 63, of rural Veedersburg, Ind., passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Butch was born Oct. 4, 1953, in Crawfordsville, Ind., the son of Robert Lincoln "Bob" and LaVera (Parkinson) Corey.
He married Tommilou Brown on June 23, 1973, at First Christian Church in Veedersburg. She recently preceded him in death on May 10, 2017.
He also is preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren, Audrey Alexander and Elias Alexander.
Surviving family include two daughters, Amber (John) Carver, Veedersburg, and Allison (Matthew) Alexander, Kingman, Ind.; a son, Rob (Brittany) Corey, Covington, Ind.; a brother, Ronald W. "Bill" (Janis) Corey, Danville, Ind.; three grandchildren, Eli Carver, Ashlyn Alexander, Easton Alexander.
Butch graduated from Fountain Central High School in 1971. He played baseball and basketball while in high school and he also pitched baseball one year at Parkland College. He was a member of First Christian Church in Veedersburg.
He had been employed full-time for over 45 years at Corey Brothers Sawmill near Kingman, where he and his cousin Kenny Corey worked as owner/operators of the business their fathers and an uncle started many years ago.
Butch was an avid golfer. He enjoyed fishing and a good card game with his family and friends. He also enjoyed many other sporting events with IU basketball, Cincinnati Reds and the Green Bay Packers being among his favorites. Although his favorite sports teams were the ones where his children, or more recently his grandchildren, were members and he hardly ever missed a game.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. EDT Monday, July 31, at Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Mark Ward-Bopp officiating. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. EDT Sunday July 30, at the church with Masonic service beginning at 6:45 p.m.. Burial will follow service at Rockfield Cemetery near Veedersburg.
Due to the recent passing of their mother, in lieu of flowers Amber, Allison and Rob would ask that all memorials be made as contributions to the F. & A.M. Lodge 491 in Veedersburg. Arrangements entrusted to Dickerson Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com
Published on July 27, 2017