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133 E. Orchard Street
P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
Phone: (269) 623-5461
Fax: (269) 623-3188

Kerry "Corky" Wrate

Sunday, January 24th, 1954 - Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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WRATE, Kerry (Corky)

Kerry (Corky) George Wrate, age 64, passed away January 20, 2019. He was born January 24, 1954 in Battle Creek, the son of Leon and Joyce (Bancroft) Wrate. Corky was a longtime resident of the Delton area. He worked for McCormick Enterprises as a millwright at Lifesavers in Holland. In his free time, Corky enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He proudly owned an old hearse and recently took part in an event that set a Guinness World Record for the longest hearse procession in Hell, Michigan. In his younger years, Corky could often be found racing streaker stock cars. Most of all, Corky loved spending time with his family having fun and playfully teasing. Corky is survived by his siblings: Lonnie (Doneta) Wrate, Wendy Wrate, and David (Julie Ann) Wrate; four nephews; a niece; five great nephews; four aunts; two uncles; many cousins, extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents. Friends and relatives may meet with Corky’s family on Saturday, January 26 from 2 to 3 P.M. at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home in Delton, where his funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. with Minister Jeff Dowell of Delton Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence for Corky’s family.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Williams-Gores Funeral Home
    133 E ORCHARD ST
    DELTON, MI 49046
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 3:00pm
    Williams-Gores Funeral Home
    133 E ORCHARD ST
    DELTON, MI 49046
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 12:14pm
I am very sorry for your sudden and unexpected loss. Cork will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Liz Sylvester

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Posted at 11:15am
David and Family - We are all thinking of you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy,
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Posted at 10:18am
Prayers for all the family and friends Corky touch alot lives . He always was so cheerful .He will be missed by many .

Irma Church Family

Posted at 08:58am
We loved you, as Corky and Kerry. Glad your suffering has ended. Much love to Lonnie, Wendy and David in their loss. Aunt Irma & the Church family,
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Rene Arnold Formsma

Posted at 07:10pm
You had joy, you had fun, you had seasons in the sun... so long to you, friend.

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