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Mr. Billy Joe Cory, 81, of Mechanicsburg, passed away April 22, 2017, at Mulberry Health.
Billy was born on May 7, 1935, in Boone County, a son of the now late Floyd and Bernice (Whitaker) Cory.
He was married to Patti Harshman for 63 years. She survives.
Billy attended school in Jackson Township in Clinton County.
He was a member of the Carpenters Local #60. He was a project superintendent for Charles C. Brandt. Billy also owned "A Brite Idea Antique Shop" in Mechanicsburg for 25 years.
Billy took pride in helping build Circle Center Mall, Claypool Courts and many different buildings for the Brandts. He built his own home, one room at a time. In his spare time he enjoyed sitting on the patio and going to casinos.
Billy was a lifetime member of the Eagles, a 50-year member of Siloam Lodge 609, a member of the Indianapolis Scottish Rite, a member of the Sons of the Legion Post 67 Sheridan and the Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Patti, and daughter, Denise (Kyle) Kercheval, of Sheridan; grandchildren, Dustin Layton, Cory Copenhaver and Brandi Marsh; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Sandra Ryan of Lebanon; brothers, Floyd Jr. Cory of Mechanicsburg and Ted (Erma) Cory of Lebanon; and a sister-in-law, Sarah Cory of Frankfort. Billy was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ed and Jerry; and sister-in-law, Avalon Cory.
Visitation and services were held Friday at Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, with Paul Whitaker officiating. Billy will be laid to rest at Scotland Cemetery in Clinton County.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.
Published on April 28, 2017
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