Obituary of Billie Corey, Sr.
Billie J. Corey, Sr., 90, Gas City, passed away at 1:04 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Colonial Oaks Health Care Center. Billie was born in Grant County, Indiana, on December 26, 1927, and was the son of the late Russel D. and Margaret (Pence) Corey. He married his sweetheart, Dorothy D. Beedy, on July 30, 1948, and they shared nearly 40 years together before preceding him in death on June 12, 1988.
After graduating from Van Buren High School, Billie enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country as a Fireman 2nd Class from 1946-1948. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Following his military service, Billie owned and operated Corey’s Hamburger Deluxe. He also sold cars for Twin City Chevrolet for several years, owned and operated Bil-Co Package Liquor in Gas City, and built Twin City Nursing Home with his brother-in-law, Dean Bowen.
All who were acquainted with Billie knew how much he loved playing golf, especially at Marion Elks Country Club. He always enjoyed playing on the courses throughout the state of Indiana, as well as in North Carolina and Florida. Billie loved his family and enjoyed being a spectator at his grandchildren’s sporting events. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his children, Monte Corey, Marion, Bill (Abby) Corey, Jr., Gas City, and Kevin (Traci) Corey, Marion; grandchildren, Christina, Preston, Jessica, Jaime, Samantha, Beau, Nick, Stacy, Ty, Sophie, Heather, Kevin, Jr., Quinton, Alivia, Corey, and Ashley; several great-grandchildren; sister, Rita (Frank) James; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Heinzelman; son, Mike Corey; and siblings, Larry Corey and Pat Bowen.
The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Billie’s funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN. Pastor Mick Simpkins will be officiating with burial following at Van Buren Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
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