Cheri Gayle McCorkle went peacefully to heaven on Saturday, January 12, 2013
at The Home Hospice House here in Odessa,Texas. Cheri was born August 24,
1955 in Snyder, Texas to Dale and Joann McCorkle. Cheri was a twin, and the
first set of twins to ever be delivered in Snyder,Texas at Cogdell Memorial
As a child, Cheri was one tough cookie and full of adventure. As she grew up she
learned how to live life to its fullest. She lived all over the country and finally
made her home in Odessa. Cheri was very creative, talented and knowledgable,
this allowed her to serve her community in many great ways over her lifetime. Her
passion in life was being the great free spirit she was. Career wise, Cheri's two
most exciting projects were being part of Corky's Bar B Q of Odessa and being
on the team that built one of the tallest buildings in Austin. In addition, she also
worked on a shrimp boat and in a watermelon patch.
Cheri's favorite activity was fishing, going to the beach and telling a great joke.
We actually ranked our family members as to who was the funniest and she was
on top and always will be. Cheri will be remembered fondly as "Aunt Mary Lou", a
nickname given to her by one of her nieces.
Cheri was an inspiration and made a difference in many lives, a pillar of bravery,
courage and strength as she survived an illness beyond all expectations. Even in
death, she will continue to be a beacon to guide others to be more daring and
Cheri was preceded in death by her father, Dale McCorkle. Survivors include
mother, Joann McCorkle (Odessa), sister's, Cath Conlon (Houston), Brenda Britt
(Pflugerville) Kim McCorkle (Manor) and brother, Gary McCorkle (Dallas). One
daughter, Shelly Odom and her husband Eddie; grandkids Hagan Alan Cave,
Edward Odom, Shadie Odom and Zoe Odom, all of Odessa. She also had
several nieces and nephews that loved her dearly, and her faithful four legged
companion, Missy Lu.
The family will be holding a celebration in honor of Cheri at a later date.
If interested, please send in any donations to the Kidney Foundation.