Clesley “Babe” Corn, 94, of Austin, Indiana, died Sunday, July 4, 2021, at his home.
He was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Sinai, Kentucky, to Harrison Corn and Nina Robinson Disponette. He was drafted into the US Army during World War II on Dec. 5, 1945, and served two years until he was honorably discharged on Jan. 13, 1947. He was known as “Babe” to everyone because he was the baby of the family. He married Charlotte L. Keith Corn on Feb. 14, 1992. He worked in construction, was a member at Wesley Chapel Church in Austin and a lifelong member of the Major Samuel Woodfill American Legion Post No. 9 and VFW Post No. 1969, both in Madison, Indiana. He was a workaholic, loved to square dance with his wife and always found something to fix or build.
Survivors include his wife of Austin; three children, Garry Lee Corn of Deputy, Indiana, Terry Dee Corn of Pensacola, Florida, and Lawrence Riley of Austin; and three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Geneva O. Corn, on Oct. 1, 1987; a daughter, Lois Ann Corn; a son, Russell Ray Riley; and eight brothers, six sisters and a granddaughter.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, at Adams Family Funeral Homes & Crematory in Scottsburg. Visitation is 11 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given to Wesley Chapel Church in Austin through the funeral home. Online condolences and memorial, www.adamsfuneralhomeonline.com.