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“I always remember Gary with a smile on his face. We all grew up on the hill and he was always kind to my mother Jocie Parsons. My thoughts and...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Robyn Parsons - richmond, VA

“I always remember Gary with a smile on his face. We all grew up on the hill and he was always kind to my mother Jocie Parsons. My thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Robyn Parsons - richmond, VA

“Love you Gary.. God speed and you take care of my sis!!!!!!! ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: sue - sisterinlaw

“Underwood family, Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Melissa, Craig, Emily & Avery Rhoads ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Melissa (Arnold) Rhoads - DE

“Reliving fond memories of a classmate. We went through all 12 years of school together. My sincere condolences to the family. Shirl Colbert,...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Shirley (Miller) Colbert - FL

“Dearest family; The Picture and video of Gary was so good. I enjoyed watching and remembering Gary as a young boy. We are only 9 months apart in age...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Judy Fairbanks - Cartersville, GA

“Corcoran Family, I was so sorry to read of Gary's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Patricia Bonner Wisniewski

“kelly and family so sorry for your loss you' 'll always have great memories and photos to cherish may God give you all strength and peace in the days...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Minnie sponaugle

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Corcoran family as you celebrate the loving memories of your Dad and Grand-dad. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Debbie Bever - Harrisville, WV

“Rick, Rock, Kevin and Kelly. We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man and will truly be missed by all. May God Bless and keep you...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy and Frank Hoffner - friend

“Farewell. You were a great friend and co- worker and taught me a lot. Only sorry we never saw much of each other after I left the Davis Center. ...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Paul H. Korntop - Winter Haven, FL

“Corcoran Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in God's love and goodness. Cherish the good memories. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Ray and Pauletta Shrout - VA

“I'm so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. My prayers are with all of you. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Lana Oaster

“Rick, Rocky, Kelly and Kevin and families, my deepest sympathy with the loss of your Dad. Gary and I shared many a conversations over the years. The...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Patricia Reall-McClure - Sidney, OH

“The Corcoran Family, Firts of all that is a wonderful picture of Gary. That's the way I remember him. I have told Kelly before how I remember how...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Fred Meyer - San Antonio, TX

“You all are in our thoughts & prayers. God bless you! ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Rev. David K Shaffer - Clarksburg, WV

“Rocky,I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad,If I can do anything for you, Please let me know, Will be praying for you and the family! God bless you...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Becky (Carr) Booth - Hendricks, WV


GARY ALLEN CORCORAN, age 73 years, a lifelong resident of Parsons, WV departed this life early Wednesday morning, January 23, 2013 at Cortland Acres at Thomas, WV following a twelve year battle with Alzheimer's disease.
He was born Saturday, November 25, 1939 at Elkins, WV a son of the late Earl and Violet Virginia Kelley Corcoran. He was twice married. First to Jean Nester Long, who survives with her husband Ben at Sunset Heights. On November 7, 1998 at Porterwood, WV, he was married to the former Rebecca Lynn Parks, who survives at Parsons.
Also surviving are three sons, Ricky Earl Corcoran and wife Dana of Blackman Flats, Rocky Allen Corcoran and Vivian of Bull Run, Kevin Scot Corcoran and wife Tammy of Parsons; one daughter, Kelly Rae Underwood and husband Jerry of Parsons; one stepson, Roger "Eric" Auvil and Jenny of Moorefield; one stepdaughter, Kimberly Gibson of Parsons; six grandchildren, Brandon and wife Miranda, Ashley, Mike, Chris, Seth and Leah; five step grandchildren; Ethan, Thomas, Kandice, Steven and Travis; and one great grandson; Colton Brooks Corcoran.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the Class of 1958, where he served as Class President and was a member of the football and basketball squad. He attended West Virginia University. He was a member of the Parsons Presbyterian Church and served as a former Deacon. He was a former member of the Parsons City Council and he was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Parsons, where he enjoyed cooking corn dogs at the fair. During his high school years, he worked for the former Clover Farm Grocery. He was a former employee of Stevens Construction, a former employee of the United States Forest Service and was a former salesman for Nationwide Insurance. He was a self employed carpenter. During 1998, he retired after twenty two years of service at the Davis Center at Davis, WV. He was an avid sports fan, following the NY Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys and Tucker County sports.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Saturday from 5 to 8 PM. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor, Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 1 PM. Pastor Allen Dale Crosten will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons, WV. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Alzheimer's Foundation at; 1601 Second Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387.

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