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John C. Cory

August 10, 1950 — April 2, 2022

John C. Cory

John C. Cory, 71, of Frankfort, died at 11:17 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at his home. He was born on Thursday, August 10, 1950, in Greenfield, the son of the late Reed H. and Betty McCalla Cory. On May 1, 1992, John married the former Jodi Letterman, and she survives him.


Also surviving are his children, Brian Cory of Frankfort, Kevin Cory of Hilliard, Casey (Chase) Minor of Kingston, Cadie (Clay) Roll of Frankfort, Collin (Carly) Cory of Frankfort, four grandchildren, Tyler, McKenzie, Lila, Charlotte, one great-granddaughter, Marlee, one sister, Colleen Carey-Brennan of Frankfort, one half-sister, Carolyn Sawyer of Florida. He was preceded in death by one sister, Susan Mather.


John was a 1968 graduate of Adena High School. He then attended Ohio University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Zoology, and from there he continued his education at The Ohio State University, earning his physical therapy degree. He retired from Heartland Rehabilitation where he had worked as a physical therapist. John enjoyed body building; acting as both competitor and judge for many years.


In keeping with John’s wishes cremation will take place. A memorial service to honor his life will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in the EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Frankfort. Those wishing to sign John’s online register may do so at

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