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Obituary
William Henry Corum

William (“Goody”) Henry Corum, beloved husband and devoted father, died unexpectedly in an automobile accident while driving to work, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 81.

Bill is survived by his wife, Sangie Corum; his 5 children, Ken Omar Rashad, Debbie Garnett, Kimberly Corum, Brian Robinson, and Caitlyn Corum; 8 grandchildren; 2 brothers; Timothy Mooten, and Bernard Mooten; and 1 sister; Joyce Brooks. He was predeceased by his parents James and Marth Corum, his brothers Phillip Corum and Downell Corum and his sisters Ruth Kyles, Bettie Darnaby and Lucretia Williams.

Bill was born on May 6th, 1936 in Warrenton, Virginia to Martha Ann and James William Corum. Bill spent the majority of his young life in Warrenton, until he moved to Falls Church at the age of 18. He began his career as a storekeeper for Verizon (formerly C&P) where he continued to work for 36 years until he retired in 1990. In retirement, Bill continued working as a bus driver at Heritage Academy, and more recently as a parts driver for Priority Toyota in Springfield. When not at work, Bill often made time to visit with extended family, friends, and neighbors.

Bill was known by many as a very kind, giving, caring person. He adored his family and would do anything for each and every one of them. Bill never met a stranger and treated everyone he came to know with the same amount of love and respect. His motto was to “always treat people the way he would want to be treated.” Bill loved life and worked tirelessly sharing that love with others. He willingly did things for others simply because he wanted and enjoyed doing things for others. Bills fun loving and laid back attitude made those he spoke to feel immediately at peace.

Bill will be laid to rest on Saturday, October 14th at 11:00 am at Cranford Methodist Church on Old Colchester Rd, in Lorton, Virginia. A viewing will be offered on Friday, October 13th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home on Occoquan Rd. in Woodbridge, Virginia. Flowers, donations, and condolences may be sent to the family in care of Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home 13318 Occoquan Road in Woodbridge, VA 22191.

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