January 27, 1941 ~ June 14, 2021

Born in: Camden, New Jersey
Resided in: Lilburn, Georgia

John R. “Bob” Corney, 80, of Lilburn, passed away peacefully at his home on June 14, 2021.

Bob was born January 27, 1941, in Camden, New Jersey, to John and Anne Corney.

He graduated from Camden High School in 1958, and proudly joined the United States Marine Corp. While serving in the Marines, he reached the rank of Corporal and served in the Presidential Honor Guard under President Kennedy, until his honorable discharge in 1963.

After his retirement from a long career in Management, Bob continued to enjoy playing golf and reading, but most of all, his time was spent sharing his wisdom and laughter with his family and large circle of friends.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Christine (McCarty), his children, Donna Coates Lawson, Jennifer Goff (Ralph), Melissa Johnson and Christopher (Amanda); 9 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021, at 11:00 AM, at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 5373 Wydella Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047. The family will receive visitors before mass. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to one of the many Parkinson’s Foundations.

Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

Services

Funeral Mass: June 25, 2021 11:00 am - June 25, 2021 12:00 pm

St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church
5373 Wydella Road SW
Lilburn, GA 30047


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  1. My condolences to Bob’s family. He was a great guy. I only knew him briefly but he was always a gentleman.
    May he rest in peace.

  2. Our sincere condolences to Christine, and all the kids. We were neighbors years ago, and had so many wonderful fun times together. He was one of the nicest, funniest, and kindest friends in our neighborhood. We missed Bob, and his family, when they moved, but kept in touch over the years.

    Heaven must have needed him, but we’re glad he’s part of our memories of healthy, happy, fun times together. Rest in peace old friend, and thank you for your service. And may God bless and protect your beautiful family. 😪🙏

  3. Bob and I were best of friends and graduated from Camden High along with our other pal, Lou Dimarco. Bob was a great guy. We enlisted together in the Marine Corps on September 4, 1959. After boot camp, Bob went to Marine Barracks, 8th an I Sts. in D. C. and I went to an artillery battery in CA. We got back together at Camp LeJeune, NC in October 1962 at the time of the Cuban missile crisis. Bob was in an infantry battalion and embarked on a ship to invade Cuba. Fortunately Russia blinked and we did not have to invade. Bob was certainly a proud Marine. Bob was also my daughter Lauren’s god father. He was a great guy and a funny guy. He had a 1000 jokes and many funny stories of when we were young. We were also race track fans. One time Bob, myself, and our Dads went to the track. We had a hot tip on a horse named Cherry Picker. We bet a wad on him. Out of the gate, he fell down and threw his jockey. We all went home broke. However, Bob hit the jackpot when he married Christine and had 4 beautiful children. My wife Janice and I will miss him dearly. Happy that he is at peace. God willing, Janice and I will see him again in the future.

  4. Our sincerest condolences to Christine and family for your great loss. Bob was such a great guy; he was best man for our wedding and Godfather to our oldest son, Michael. We know how much he will be missed and know too he is at peace. May the great memories of your life together bring you comfort at this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lou and Darleen DiMarco

  5. Our sincerest condolences to Christine and her family. We know how much Bob will be missed. He was our best man when we were married and Godfather for our oldest son, Michael. Bob was always smiling; he was a really great guy. We hope knowing he is at peace and remembering all your great memories together will bring you some comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Our condolences to Christine and the family. I will always remember Bob for his good nature, friendliness and of course all the jokes he had ready at a moments notice. He was a great guy, family man and good christian. The world is worst without him but heaven, better!

  7. I am so thankful for the friendship and fond memories Bob & Chris shared with my parents throughout the years. I hope that all of my loved ones have such dear friends to share in the joys of life, as well as finding strength in life’s tribulations. Keeping all of Bob’s loved ones in my prayers for comfort and strength, and Bob in my prayers for eternal peace.

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