Dennis Alan Corey – Oolitic
Dennis Alan Corey, 65, of Oolitic, died at 12:40 am on Monday, September 22, 2014 at his residence.
Born July 15, 1949 in Oolitic, he was the son of Willie A. and Ruth (Moore) Corey. He married Brenda Bridges on March 29, 1971 and she survives. His parents opened the Windmill Drive-In in 1962 and he operated it for many years and continued to help with Corey’s Dutch Boy Double Deckers. He was a retired Captain with the City of Bedford Fire Department and worked as a painter with fellow firemen for Wray’s Painting. He was a member of the Dive Christian Church, Oolitic Masonic Lodge, American Legion Gillen Post #33, the Retired Firefighters Assoc., Indiana Firefighters Assoc. (I.F.A.), Professional Fire Fighters Union of IN (P.P.F.U.I.), International Assoc. of Fire Fighters #728. He enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren and family, working outside, playing music and camping with the “Happy Campers”
Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of Oolitic; two sons, Jeff Corey and wife, Monica, and Joel Corey, all of Bedford; a daughter, Ginger Corey of Bedford; four grandchildren, Kennedy Savanna Corey, Reagan Makenna Corey, Jackson Stephen Alan Corey and Tanner William Sego; one God-daughter, Corey Brooke Nikirk of Oolitic; two sisters, Suzette Kern and Marilou Parsons and husband, Larry, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Theresa Bridges of Youngstown, OH, Sheila Storie and husband, Donald of Oklahoma City, OK and Becky True of Indianapolis; a brother-in-law, Danny Bridges and wife, Vicky, of Bedford.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Lincoln Alan Corey; grandparents, Sim and Ethel Corey, Verna and Kyle Moore; two brothers-in-law, David Bridges and Michael Kern.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm on Friday, September 26th at Dive Christian Church with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, September 25th at Dive Christian Church.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Dive Christian Children’s Christmas or Dive Preschool.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dennis at www.daycarter.com.
William Gerald (Bill) Flynn – Bedford
William Gerald (Bill) Flynn, 62, of Bedford, met his Lord and Savior at 8:15 pm on September 21, 2014 after being involved in an automobile accident.
Born November 24, 1951 in Springville, he was the son of Harold and Kathryn (Michael) Flynn. He married Grace Wykoff and she survives. Bill was employed at Rogers Group for thirty-six years and was a member of the Stonegate Faith Center of Bedford and I.U.O.E. Local 841.
Survivors include his wife of thirty-five years, Grace, of Bedford; his daughters, Heidi and Emily Flynn; his sons, Luke (Alicia) Flynn and Michael Flynn; his grandsons, Fletcher and Grady Flynn; his father-in-law, Robert Wykoff, Sr.; his siblings, Don (Betty) Flynn, Carolyn (Dale) Childers, Sheila Flynn, Carl Flynn, Patricia (Flynn) Evans and Mark (Sherlyn) Flynn; his best friends, Bob Evans and Red Anderson; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Bill was preceded in death by his son, Chad Flynn, his parents, brother, Ernie Flynn, mother-in-law, Kathy Bartley, grandmother, Grace Stonestreet who previously resided in his home; paternal grandparents, Floyd and Sarah Flynn.
Friends and well wishers often commented of the good deeds our dad was known for, such as cutting wood for people in need, giving mushrooms to those unable to hunt for them, donating his time, money and heart to countless individuals, families or charitable organizations. Our dad never spoke of his good deeds, he was an humble man. He knew those good deeds were not saving him a place in his Heavenly Home. There was no doubt in our minds that our dad was instantly reunited with “His Little Buddy” at Heaven’s gate. Our dad would have wanted his message to be that regardless of how you have lived your life in the past, take the time to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and give Him the rest of your life. Psalms 139. Our dad was a great provider, husband, father and papaw. He worked hard to support our family. Dad passed on to each of us a great work ethic, a solid foundation of love, morals, and good character. Dad gave us a living example of what a man should be. We love and miss you, dad, it’s not good bye, we’ll see you later.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am on Thursday, September 25th at Stonegate Faith Center with Pastors Jan and Martie Spaulding officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, September 24th and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday, September 25th at Stonegate Faith Center.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to a ministry of the donor’s choice to spread the
Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bill at www.daycarter.com.
Raymond Gilstrap – Bedford
Raymond Gilstrap, of Bedford, died at 9:05 pm on Monday, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.