Joe R. Corne, 81, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012, at DeaconessHospital.
He was born July 5, 1930 the son of Otho and Fern (Wallace) Corne of Owensville.
Joe graduated from OwensvilleHigh School class of 1948 and drove a school bus for 12 years. He was a grain and melon farmer for many years and he especially enjoyed raising melons. He also enjoyed and had a love for trucks. He and his wife owned and operated a fleet of tractor trailers that hauled produce and other commodities cross country. In his latter years he bought and delivered melons himself to produce companies. Joe was a gentle and loving man who dearly loved his family.
Joe was a lifetime member of Old Union Christian Church of Poseyville holding several positions during that time. He was also a 50 year member of the Princeton Masonic Lodge # 231 F & AM.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-son, David Stunkel; brother-in-law, Robert Cleveland.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sue (Cleveland) Corne; daughters and sons-in-laws, Donna Jo and Mike Burkdoll of Evansville, Jaymie and Phil Almon of Owensville; Son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Anita Corne of Christmas Lake Village; two step-sons and their wives, Randy and Cindy Stunkel of New Harmony, Steve and Pat Stunkel of Evansville; Grandchildren, Alison Bishop, Sarah Glezen, Matthew Corne, Lindsay Ping, Ryan, Tyler and Lauren Almon, Amber Scheller, Clara Rexing and Jared Stunkel; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Sweezer of Owensville; niece and nephew, Janet Smith of Owensville and Dick Smith of Rockport.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 4, at Old Union Christian Church with Baret Fawbush officiating. Burial followed in the SaulmonCemetery.
Visitation was from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Union Christian Church in his memory.
Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.holdersfuneralhome.com