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.