May 11, 1947 - December 31, 2020
On Thursday, December 31, 2020, John W. Corriher, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away at the age of 73. John was born in Germany on May 11, 1947, to Edeltraut “Eddie” Macrinus. At eight years old, he moved to the United States with his mother and stepfather, James “Cotton” Corriher, eventually settling in North Carolina. On December 27, 1968, he married Jacqulyn Lingle. They had just celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. They had three daughters, Jamie, Alice, and Katie, and in 1986 moved to Georgia. John graduated from East Carolina University in 1969, with an industrial arts degree, during an era when computer degrees did not exist. He went on to teach himself how to program and eventually started his own computer programming company that developed software for financial institutions. Over the years, his company grew, was bought several times, and continued to expand. Through all the changes, John held leadership positions and built lasting relationships both professionally and personally. John’s tall stature and calm, patient demeanor were his trademarks. He was lovingly referred to by so many as a “gentle giant.” He was the kindest of men and the best of listeners. He had the best advice and a saying for everything. He loved a good, corny joke and had the most infectious snicker that could get everyone in the room going. John was a sincere being with a kind and compassionate heart. John was preceded in death by his father, Cotton, and his mother, Eddie. He is survived by his wife, Jackie; his three daughters, Jamie, Alice, and Katie, and their families. A memorial service will be held on February 7th, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lilburn, Georgia at 3:00 PM. Due to Covid complications, it will be for immediate family only. The service will be streamed live for friends and family on the church’s YouTube channel. Access the page using the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy_olC9yDceLrsXEUreh2PA A recording of the service will also be available on the church’s YouTube channel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Trinity Lutheran Church HOME | TLC Lilburn (tlc-lilburn.org) 1826 Killian Hill Rd SW Lilburn, GA 30047 Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, a family company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.
On Thursday, December 31, 2020, John W. Corriher, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away at the age of 73. John was born in Germany on May 11, 1947, to Edeltraut “Eddie” Macrinus. At eight years old, he moved to the... View Obituary & Service Information
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