John R. Corkins
ROCHESTER, NH- John R. Corkins, 79, died peacefully at his home on February 27. He was the loving partner of Ada Boyd Taylor for 20 years.
Mr. Corkins was born and raised in Wilmington, VT, son of the late Ray Corkins and Helen Howard Corkins. He loved to ski, play trombone, and help his dad cook in the family-owned Green Shutters when he was young. He served in the US Navy from 1957 to 1961. Using knowledge gained from his job in the Navy, he worked in banking, sales, and management for several years. Before retiring, Mr. Corkins was an over-the-road trucker.
Most of all, Mr. Corkins loved spending time with family and friends, eating good food, NASCAR, and riding his Honda Goldwing.
Besides his partner Ada, he leaves two daughters, Jennifer R. Kenney and husband, Dan, of St. Johnsbury, VT, and Amy P. Waterman and husband Jay, of Wenham, MA; and four grandchildren, Eric S. Weber, Ryan A. Weber, Lily A. Waterman, and Fletcher O. Waterman. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Atwood, and a niece, Linda Atwood Sharp.
The family wishes to express deepest appreciation for the compassionate care given by the Cornerstone VNA Hospice Team.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone VNA, FuRRR Feline Rescue or Fisher House Foundation.
A graveside service will be held at Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington, VT, in the spring.
Arrangements are under the direction of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867.
To send condolences to the family visit www.edgerlyfh.com.