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In Memory Of Our Poets

Clarence Franklin 'Frank' McCorkle (1928-2018) - Class Of 1947

Clarence Franklin McCorkle (Frank) a lifelong resident of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on October 15th, 2018 at the age of 90. He was born on September 26, 1928, in Bessemer, Alabama to the late Jessie Lewis and Nancy Lillian Duke McCorkle before moving to Montgomery, Alabama as a child. He is preceded in death by his parents, a son Michael Joseph McCorkle, a sister Margaret Conner (Bob), a brother Walter Joseph McCorkle (Betty), and a niece Mary Robin Butler.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Martha Sue McCorkle, daughter Martha McCorkle Aman (Doug), grandchildren Douglas Keith Aman, Jr., Mallory Aman Wilson (Trent), and Bryan Franklin Aman (Laura) and great-grandchildren Miller Jacobs Wilson (11), Tucker Douglas Wilson (9), Douglas Wilson Aman(9), Mallory Claire Wilson(8), Mary Katherine Aman (6), Frank McCorkle Aman(5), and John Carter Aman (2).

Frank graduated from Sidney Lanier High School with the Class of 1947. In 1951 he graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) with a BS in the Building Science Program where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. In 1951 Frank married his high school sweetheart Martha Sue Bailey. He served his country in Korea in the Army Corp of Engineers where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

Upon returning to Montgomery, he started his career at Halstead Construction Company before forming Stuart- McCorkle Construction Company. Professionally, he served as State President of the AGC. He served on the Boards at First United Methodist Church, Chamber of Commerce, and Salvation Army. He was an avid Auburn Fan and served as President of the Montgomery Auburn Club. He proudly served as a member of the Kiwanis Club and was recently named Mayor of Respite.

Visitation will be held at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church.

In Lieu of flowers, the family request donations to:

  • Respite Ministry
    First United Methodist Church
    2416 W. Cloverdale Park
    Montgomery AL 36106
  • Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation
    P.O. Box 241661
    Montgomery AL 36124-1661
  • or your favorite charity.

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Oct. 17, 2018