Shirley Jean McCorkle
Shirley Jean (Cunningham) McCorkle, 59, of Tulsa Oklahoma, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012.
Born to Leonard Lloyd and Margaret (Margie Miranda) Cunningham in Torance, California, Shirley was the fourth child born of six to the family. She attended and graduated Lynnwood High in Lynnwood, California.
While in high school Shirley met Terry McCorkle and the two were married immediately following her graduation in 1971. The couple made their home in Lynnwood for the next two years before moving to Paramount, CA for a short time. Their move to Oklahoma was prompted by the desire to raise their future children in a safer environment. Together they raised two daughters, Christine and Marcie in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Shirley was a dispatcher for the Sand Springs Police Department and went on to further her career with McDonnell-Douglas as a security guard. After eleven years there, she earned her Associates Degree at TCC by 1995.
Throughout the years she had interests of bowling, raising and showing AKC Cocker Spaniels-her prized champion was MoJo whom she was very proud. Activities at the FOP were always a high point for Shirley, Terry and the girls, as they would assist in building parade floats and help with the dances held there.
Halloween was a favorite time of year for Shirley because she loved dressing up and creating extravagant costumes for her and the girls. She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lloyd Cunningham.
Surviving Shirley is Terry, her husband of the home; daughters Christine McCorkle of Owasso, OK and Marcie and husband David Swasho of Tulsa, OK. She leaves four grandchildren, Alyssa and EmaRae of Owasso and Ti and LillyAnn of Tulsa.
One brother and three sisters survive Shirley here in Oklahoma and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service celebrating Shirley’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 13. 2012 at Oakhill Cemetery in Mannford, OK. Viewing is Wednesday, September 12, 2012, from 8 a.m. til 8 p.m. at Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service in Sand Springs.
Condolences may be left for the McCorkle family at www.mobley-dodsonfuneralservice.com