(Nov. 26, 2008)
Floyd C. Corum, Jr., (known as Charles), 69, died in the early morning hours on Wednesday, Nov. 26, after suffering a stroke. He died at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
Charles had spent the past few years living at the Veterans Home of Wyoming in Buffalo, but prior to that he had spent much of his life living in Powell.
He was born Jan. 22, 1939, in Midwest, the oldest child of Floyd and Blanche Corum. He was raised in Midwest along with his younger siblings, Alice Faye and Edwin. He enjoyed football and basketball and lettered in both sports during his years in high school in Midwest.
He was a proud veteran of the United States military, having served in the Army Reserves from 1957 to 1965. Throughout his working life, he did a variety of jobs, including working with an uncle in the nickel mines in Oregon, and construction and concrete work in Powell, where he had relocated in order to be closer to his sister and her family.
Though he never married or had children of his own, his love of God and family was very important to him. He really enjoyed participating in family functions and just spending time with his loved ones. Charles also loved fishing and being outdoors.
Survivors include his sister, Alice Faye Johnson of Powell; niece, Tami Faye Johnson of Boulder, Colo.; nephew, Rick (Colleen) Johnson of Powell; grandnieces, Tanna Faye Mittlieder and Tawny Faye Mittlieder of Powell; and grandnephews, Kory Donald Johnson and Randy Donald Johnson of Powell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Edwin; and his brother-in-law, Larry Johnson.
Cremation has taken place and a graveside service is set for 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Crown Hill Cemetery. The service will be performed by Denyce Reno, minister. There will also be a resident service for his friends at the Veterans Home in Buffalo.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Thompson Funeral Home assisted the family.