Jeffrey Albert "Jeff" McCorkindale

July 5, 1937 - August 7, 2019

Jeffrey A. (Jeff) McCorkindale, of Roanoke, passed on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. A memorial service will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Simpson Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Robert Brodie and Rev. Rod Longmire.

Jeff was born July 5, 1937, and was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm and Mary McCorkindale, and brother James McCorkindale. He is survived by his daughter Mary Catherine McCorkindale and son-in-law Stephen O’Leyar, and son, Matthew McCorkindale. Also surviving is his granddaughter Caitlin O’Leyar.

Jeff lived a life of service through his public and private vocations. He had a long career in security and criminal justice as a polygraph examiner, forensic document examiner and security consultant. In addition, he served as a Roanoke Auxiliary Police Officer for 21 years. Having served in the US army briefly after high school, in later years he joined the Virginia Defense Force (State Guard), attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He took great pleasure in military traditions and camaraderie and the opportunity to serve his state.

Jeff practiced his strong Christian faith through community ministry including serving as a Church of the Brethren interim pastor in Goode, Virginia for 5 years. Blessed with a beautiful singing voice, he performed in multiple musicals and as a church soloist. He most enjoyed time with family and friends, reading, crossword puzzles, and painting.

The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Veterans Care Center 4550 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24017.

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