The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

December 28, 2012

George "Corky" Wingfield

The Joplin Globe


George "Corky" Wingfield, 69, Seneca, Mo., passed away at 12:49 p.m. Dec. 24, 2012, at his home in rural Seneca, after losing his battle to cancer.

George Lewis Wingfield was born Feb. 15, 1943, in Neosho, Mo., the son of Kit and Edith (Oring) Wingfield. Corky, as everyone called him, had lived in the area all of his life. He was an auctioneer selling cattle, farms and horses. Corky auctioned for the Wheaton Sale Barn for 43 years and worked at the Joplin Stock Yards for 52 years. Corky loved life and lived it to the fullest daily. He loved to joke around and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Corky is survived by his life partner, Patsy Cox; sons, Mike, Allen and Bill Cox; one daughter, Sonia Spruill; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home Chapel, Seneca. Following services there will be a short visitation then the body will be taken for cremation.