William Gordon Corgey

Bill Corgey, 86, a pillar of the Edge Community, passed away on Saturday, March 1 at Sherwood Health Care in Bryan. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 on Tuesday, March 4 at the funeral home. A graveside service with Military Honors will be 12 noon on Wednesday, March 5 at New Church Cemetery in Edge, Texas.

Bill was born to Arthur and Jenny Ellis Corgey in Edge, Texas. He worked in various careers, which included carpentry, constructions, oil field and ranching. While serving as a Marine in Washington DC, during World War II, he met and eventually married his sweetheart, Betty Louise Fountain. March 8, 2014, would have marked their 67th wedding anniversary. Bill was a devoted Christian and long time member of the Edge Church of Christ.

His parents, brother and sister, precede him in death.

Bill is survived by his wife Betty Corgey; his sons Bill Jr and wife Kate Corgey, Bart and wife Linda Corgey; his daughters Bonnie Harrison, Beverly Norman, and Bobette Smith; his seventeen grandchildren; and twenty-one great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and host of friends.

Honoring their grandfather as pall bearers will be his grandsons Arthur Corgey, Bill Corgey III, Chris Harrison, John Corgey, Larry Lombardo, Michael Corgey, and Tim Seay.

Expressions of condolences can be made at callawayjones.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Fosters Home, PO Box 978, Stephenville, Texas 76401, or Arms of Hope, 21300 State Highway 16 North, Medina, Texas 78055.


  1. Our deepest sympathies at this time. Mr. Bill was a very gentle and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved his family and that you all can not ever forget. Hi patience and easy demeanor was a virtue that was his essence. God has him in his graces and he is shining down on each and every one of you. Remember his love and that will get all of you through this sadness in your life. Once again, our deepest sympathy to all. Love Joy and Joe

  2. RIP Daddy! No more worries, no more sickness…We will all take good care of momma until her time is up to come be with you…Love you lots, your youngest daughter..Bobette

  3. May God’s love guide you during this time of sorrow, and may you find solace in his care.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  4. Im so glad that I got to a small chapter in his and betty’s life. Bill meant alot to me, more than just a patient. I love both bill and betty. May he rest in piece.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your father, he always made me feel welcome when I was in his home. I remember his smile when he had a housefull of teenagers trampling in and out. May God’s love bring you through this sad time.


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