Earl “Sonny” Corson, of Harrison, passed away on August 27, 2020 at the age of 83. He was born on October 22, 1936 in Crosby Township to Earl A. and Grace (nee Roessler) Corson. He served in the US Army and the US Airforce full time for 40 years. He married Susan J. Sheppard Childress on October 25, 1980. He became an instant dad to Susan’s children: Kevin and Stephanie. Earl served his country in the US Army and then also as a Sheet Metal Worker for the Department of Defense in the Air National Guard for 25 years. He a life member of the Yeager-Benson Memorial American Legion Post 199. Earl also was active in the Crosby Township Historical Society and the Masons. Sonny enjoyed metal detecting, collecting and recycling cans with his grandsons, teaching his grandchildren how to drive, and spending time with his friends at the Crosby Township Historical Society. He always had a peppermint in his pocket to offer you. He loved to learn about history and researched his family tree as a hobby. The past year was hard on Sonny because Susan passed away on Sept. 6, 2019 and the lock down on the nursing home due to Covid restrictions.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife: Susan Corson; parents: Earl A & Grace Corson.
Survivors include his children: Kevin P. (Dawn) Childress and Stephanie (Matthew) Dole; beloved grandchildren: Brian P. (Mirtha), Joseph, Sean Childress, Matthew Jr., George Henry, Lucy, Mary-Frances, Leo, Isabella, Charlie, Charlotte Dole, Alex (Stephanie) Dole and Margaret (Tyler) Demel; cherished great grandchildren: Nicholas Childress, Haylie, Bentley, and Sophie Kern, Vivian and Violet Demel. He is also survived by in-laws: James A (June) Sheppard, David A. (Nancy) Sheppard and Linda (Robert) Oulette; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 10 am until the service at 12:00 pm at Brater Winter Funeral Home, 201 S. Vine Street, Harrison Ohio. Burial to follow with Full Military Honors provided by the US Airforce and the Harrison Honor Guard at New Haven Cemetery.
If you were unable to attend here is the video of the tribute, funeral service and the graveside services. https://vimeo.com/454442307
Memorials may be made to Crosby Township Historical Society or the Yeager-Benson Memorial American Legion Post 199 (new roof project.) Memorials may be mailed to the funeral home (payable to charity above) or given to a funeral home representative at the visitation.
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