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William Joseph Corns

Sept. 6, 1944 – Feb. 6, 2020

William Joseph Corns, 75, of Eufaula, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2020, at the Eufaula Manor Nursing Home. William was born on Sept. 6, 1944, in Denver, Colorado, the son of John Clyde and Edna Lee (Ermey) Corns.

He graduated from Chanute High School in 1962.

He enlisted in the United States Army on Aug. 7, 1961 in Kansas City, Missouri and was honorably discharged on June 25, 1964, at Fort Hamilton, New York.

On Oct. 13, 2002, William married Sondra Helms Harris in Midwest City, Oklahoma. They were happily married for 17 years.

William retired as a maintenance, equipment operator for the City of Oklahoma City. He was a member of the Eufaula Church of Christ.

Survivors include: his wife, Sondra, of home; his daughter, Cathy Soderston of Yukon, Okla.; step-children, Michele Anderson, Jeff Harris and wife Cherry, and Mike Harris; two grandchildren, Kurtis Dickerson of Norman and Melissa Soderston of Moore; stepgrandchildren, Ashlee Harris, Dillan Chamlee, David Chamlee, Amber Harris, Jeremiah Harris, Emily Attergrim, Cleo Giraldo, and Brittany Kraemer; and a sister, Nancy Oden and husband Mike of Hutchison, Kan. and numerous great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joye.

A funeral service was held 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Church of Christ with Minister Charlie Bailey officiating.

Pallbearers were Jeff Harris, Mike Harris, Cleo Giraldo, Dillan Chamlee, Lee Chance and Darrell Charlton.

Burial will be at the Lenna Cemetery under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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