James DeLay "Jim" Corkill, 65, former Warrenton resident, of Hillsboro, died Friday, July 21, 2006, in Portland.

He was born to Floyd and Lucy Corkill March 15, 1941, in Urbana, Mo.

Mr. Corkill married Pat Hoffman in St. Helens. She survives, living in Hillsboro.

He was part-owner of BioProducts, Inc. in Warrenton, retiring in 1987.

Mr. Corkill was a member of the 1956 West Coast Championship "Connie Mack" World Series baseball team. He was a veteran, serving four years in the U.S, Air Force as an airman first class. Family members said it was his goal to make someone smile each day, and that he was a dedicated mentor who loved to see people reach their potential.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Theresa Leinweber of Naselle, Wash.; two sons, Gary Martin of Warrenton and Rick Corkill of Vancouver, Wash.; six grandchildren, Nicole and Lindsay O'Kelley, Reese and Trevor Martin and Lincoln and Taylor Corkill; two sisters, Carolyn Youngworth and Julia Jean Boer; and a brother, Lawrence Corkill.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, followed by a funeral from 11 a.m. to noon, at the First Baptist Church, 30 N.E. First St., in Warrenton.

There will be a reception after the service from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Warrenton Community Center, 170 S.W. Third St., in Warrenton.

Interment will be at 3 p.m. at Ocean View Cemetery, in Warrenton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Warrenton High School Scholarships, Inc., P.O. Box 316, Hammond, OR 97121.

Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

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