Our gentle giant, John Reed Corry age 79, passed away peacefully December 6, 2018. He was surrounded by loved ones in his lifelong home in Cedar City, Utah.\nJohn was born May 20, 1939 to Charles Loyal Corry and Gwendolyn Pryor Walker. He grew up exploring the outdoors in and around Cedar City. Throughout his boyhood adventures, Manon Corry, a sister of some of John’s friends remained close to him. This strong foundation was the beginning of a lifelong love that now expands into eternity. John and Manon were married on September 5, 1959, and were sealed in the St George Temple February 5, 1980.\nJohn’s love of the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, and four wheeling, continued throughout his life as he made fond memories with family and friends enjoying God’s creations.\nJohn exemplified Christlike love and service in all he did, from inviting others to enjoy the spoils from their large garden, and making sure everyone had the perfect fresh Christmas tree at Christmas, to his 12 years of missionary service with Manon in the cannery and later in the Beehive Center, Bishop’s Storehouse and Stake Library. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he served willingly in his multiple church callings. He contributed to his community and country through his employment with the City of Cedar City for 36 years as the street superintendent, from time to time as the Public Works Director, Airport Manager, and through his service in the National Guard.\nJohn made family a top priority. He was a fun loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who always made time for personal visits in their beautiful backyard or on an outdoor adventure with their children and grandchildren. He and Manon could be spotted at every athletic event, school play, concert, or any other activity his loved ones were involved in.\nJohn’s legacy lives on with his 5 children; Dale (Juli) Corry of Cedar City, David (Judy) Corry of St George, Cathlene (Kelly) Lund of South Jordan, Walker (Jodi) Corry of Cedar City, and Wendy (Brady) Eyre of Panguitch, and his 23 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren as well as his sister Barbara Corry Williams of Boulder City, Nevada and brother Murray Corry of Melbourne, Florida.\nJohn lived life with great honesty, humility, quiet patience, and integrity. He was a peacemaker who never wanted to cause contention. He instilled in his family the importance of treating others with kindness and respect. He taught that one’s position great or small in social or economic status doesn’t make a person who he is. He said, “It’s how you treat people.”\nHe is now with his mother Gwendolyn Pryor Walker after many years of separation, his father Charles Loyal Corry and his brothers Dale Walker Corry and Alan Walker Corry and grandson Devin Asher Corry.\nToodle loo! We love you.\nFuneral services will be held Saturday December 15, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Rock Church (75 E Center Street, Cedar City, UT) Viewings will be held on Friday December 14, 2018 from 5:00 -7:00 pm, and again on Saturday December 15, 2018 from 9:30 – 10:30 am both at Southern Utah mortuary (190 N 300 W, Cedar City, UT). Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.