Memorial services for Cortney Lyle "Cory" Washburn will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Alva First United Methodist Church with Reverend Dr. Carol Cook Moore officiating.
A private family interment will be held under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.
Cortney Lyle "Cory" Washburn, son of Kirk Lyle and Drue Ann (St. Clair) Washburn, was born May 22, 1978, at Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away November 7, 2017, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 39 years, 5 months, and 22 days.
Cory graduated from Alva High School and received his Bachelor's Degree in Business from Oklahoma State University, where he met many of his nearest and dearest friends.
On June 13, 2009, amongst family and close friends, he was united in marriage to Sarah Jane White in beautiful Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
They lived in Alva, in the loving home that he built from the ground up, while always thinking of new ways to make it a joyful place where memories could be made.
He continued the Washburn legacy by working with his father in the family-owned business, Washburn Ford Lincoln.
Cory loved his community and enjoyed giving back in many ways. Those that knew him were always greeted with a warm smile and a hug.
He was a member of the Alva First United Methodist Church and the Alva Rotary Club. He served on the Alva Airport Board and the board at Community Bank.
Cory was always on an adventure. He had many hobbies involving water and extreme sports, especially water skiing, but his main passion was flying.
He had a heart for travel and a desire to learn how to get there. Cory lived life to the fullest, could fix anything, was willing to help anyone, and enjoyed swapping stories of past adventures with friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lyle and Carol Lee Washburn, Martha and Arvel Jones, and Jack St. Clair.
Cory is survived by his wife, Sarah, of Alva; his son, Liam, of Alva; his parents, Kirk and Drue Washburn of Alva; one sister, Kami Hanan and husband, Jared, of Edmond; his in-laws, Mickey and Donna White of Alva; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth and Brant Bishop of Enid, and Savannah White of Oklahoma City; nephews, Caleb, Noah, Levi, and Jesse Hanan, and Batten Bishop; niece, Sloan Bishop; and many loving relatives and friends.
Cory's spirit and legacy lives on forever in the hearts of those that loved him. We are blessed to continue to see his spirit carried on in the life of his son, Liam.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the following organizations that were near and dear to his heart: Alva First United Methodist Church for Foster Home, or the Alva High School Speech and Debate Team, attn.: Nick Bradt.
Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.MarshallFuneralHomes.com.
Published on November 9, 2017