He was born July 24, 1931 in Chesterfield Township, Ohio, the son of Claude and Opal (Smith) Cheesbro. He married Ruth Plant on Nov. 19, 1960 in Morenci, and she survives.
Corky was employed at Wayne Broach in Morenci and then later worked for the Sheet Metal Union Local #33 in Toledo, Ohio. He retired in 1991 after 40 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Morenci American Legion Post #368.
Besides his wife, Corky is survived by two sisters, Sarah Whitt of Tecumseh, Mich., and Darlene Hartzog of Ohio and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Charamane Lemasters and Donna Tolbert and one brother, Fred Cheesbro.
No funeral or visitation are planned. Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee County.