James 'Corky' Ronald Reno

Aug 19, 2014

Loving Husband, Daddy, Granddaddy, Friend

CLYDE — James "Corky" Reno, 69, of Clyde, was received by Jesus Christ into his heavenly home Aug. 17, 2014, after a valiant battle with a long illness. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

Corky was kind, soft-spoken and a man of few words. He was able to impart incredible wisdom and guidance without long-winded explanations or lectures. Rather, Corky chose to express his faith in Christ and deep love for his family by simply living his life as an example for those who were blessed to call him husband, daddy, granddaddy and friend. Always striving to put others first, Corky often made time to help others or solve a problem, whether great or small.  Corky was a member of West Canton Baptist Church where he served as assistant Sunday school director and sang in the choir.  Corky served our country with honors in the U.S. Navy and spent the majority of his civilian career working at the paper mill in Canton — retiring as a manager overseeing the paper mill’s storeroom and transportation department.

He will be dearly missed by his loved ones, who can celebrate in the fact that Corky is rejoicing with his creator. It was Corky’s deepest wish for those whom he loved to one day join him, both in the saving knowledge of his savior, Jesus Christ, and ultimately in Heaven.

Corky is survived by his wife, Ruth Sanford Reno; his daughter, Shannon Reno Kemp; his son-in-law, Ryan Kemp; his grandchildren, Will Franklin and Gracie Franklin; and his sister, Lynn Reno Wilson. He is preceded in death by his father, Troy Reno; his mother, Louise Mease Reno; and his grandparents, Lloyd Reno and Bessie Carver Reno and his beloved Frank and Tulen "Big Granny" Henson Mease.

A celebration of his life was held Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the chapel of Crawford/Ray Funeral Home. Burial followed at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the celebration of life service. The family is grateful for prayers of support and comfort.

Crawford/Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Reno family and words of comfort may be shared at www.crawfordray.com.