Alfred McCorkle

Alfred Ray "Brother Al" McCorkle

October 6, 1942 - June 14, 2020
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Alfred Ray McCorkle, known to many as "Brother Al" and to his family as Puchie, of Conway, went to be with the Lord on June 14, 2020, at the age of 77.

He was born on October 6, 1942, in Tyronza, Arkansas to James Henry and Virgie Lee McCorkle. Brother Al was in Christian Education for forty-four years, and was a licensed minister in the Assemblies of God. Prior to being licensed as a minister, he was a worker with Gideons International. He established and was the original owner of Ed's Country Catfish in Conway. He was a self-employed licensed General Contractor for 46 years, through which he was able to dedicate his time and resources to help many ministry projects. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his favorite passion was being a husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa. He was a generous person, and showed love and compassion for everyone, always looking for an opportunity to minister to someone while wanting nothing in return.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 60 years, Donna J. (Muse) McCorkle of the home, four daughters, Trina Lynn; Lena Ray; Tina Lee; and Gena Rhea; his loving companion Shiloh; seven grandchildren, Brianna Michelle; Bethany Lynn; Danielle Ray; Dillon Robert; Madeline Lee; Creed Patrick; Brayden Dean; two great-grandchildren, Lily-Mae Evelyn; Noah Stephen; six siblings, Maxine, Ed, A.J., Harvey, Shirley, Joyce, as well as a host of friends and extended family.

There will be a online memorial service only at and Conway Cowboy Church Facebook page, Friday, June 19, 2020, at 2:00 PM. A special life-long friend, Shane Dickson will officiate and Al's nephew, Scott Lucas, will also be sharing memories.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Convoy of Hope P.O. Box 1125 Springfield, MO. 65801.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home 1134 Main Street Vilonia, AR 72173.

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Robert Blankenship

Posted at 10:30am
We are very saddened about Al's death. Knowing him and his family for many years has been an honor. I know he will be greatly missed. I never saw Al in a bad mood, always positive. He loved his family and would keep me informed how well they were doing everytiime I would see him at Bob's Grill. He was a joy to talk to. Always willing to talk about his faith was a true testimony for his Love for the Lord. Al was the kind of individual that just made the world a better place. So, so very sorry for your loss. Bob and Catherin Blankenship- NWArkansas.

Ronald Potts

Posted at 02:50pm
Prayers for your family. Ronald Potts

Barbara McKinzie

Posted at 11:06pm
We will truly miss Bro. Al. He was such a kind-hearted man. He and his family have been a part of our lives for many many years. Scott loved Bro. Al but now they are together again! We will all see Each other again. Love this family!!! Prayers and peace going up for all of you!

Jerry and Barbara McKinzie

Andre McNeil

Posted at 10:57pm
Al was a true friend and over the years I have found it impossible to pass his old fish house site without recalling his friendly smile and the many happy hours that I spent there enjoying both his company and food. He was an strong asset to our community and he will be missed by the persons that he touched.

Randy Long

Posted at 03:24pm
Al meant so much to The Church Alive where he served faithfully for many years. Al was a very special friend to our family. We give tribute to the life and legacy of this special man. Our prayers are with all of the McCorkle family.

Pastor Randy Long
The Church Alive

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