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Dewayne Edward Cork

Funeral services for Dewayne Edward Cork, 84, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Cork passed away at 5:27 p.m., Saturday, May 2, 2020 at his home.


He was born February 16, 1936, at Princeton, Illinois, to Claude Cork and Orpha Wells Cork.  Mr. Cork was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy.  On July 10, 1990, he was married at Paducah, Kentucky, to Maxine McCoy.    Before his retirement, Mr. Cork worked for the United States Postal Service in Princeton, Illinois.  He enjoyed gardening and yard work.  Mr. Cork was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church.


He is survived by his wife, Maxine Cork, of the family home; three children, Dale Cork, Buda, Illinois, Rebecca Cork, Princeton, Illinois and Debra Peters, Paisley, Florida; two step-children, Michael Woodruff and wife, Charmine, Aurora, Illinois and Steve Woodruff, West Plains,  Missouri; eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one step-daughter-in-law, Maria Woodruff, West Plains, Missouri; two sisters, Alice Depa, State of Florida and Glenna Morse, Princeton, Illinois.


His parents, one son, Brian Cork, one sister, and two brothers, preceded him in death.


Mr. Cork will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the South Fork Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to South Fork Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at