Victor Ray “Vic’”Corman, Jr., 81, of Eagle Lake, went home to be with the Lord on June 13 in Eagle Lake. He was born July 4, 1940 in East Bernard to Victor R. Corman, Sr. and Alma Senkel Corman.
He is preceded in death by his parents Victor R. Corman, Sr. and Alma Senkel Corman.
Victor is survived by his wife Cherry Adams Corman; daughters Lisa Corman Weinheimer and husband Ed, and Suzanne Corman Shelby and husband John; grandchildren Bethany Weinheimer, Hannah Weinheimer, Edmund Weinheimer, Victoria Shelby and Abigail Shelby; sister Jo Carolyn Keptra and husband Donald and nieces Donna Mclure and Laura Keptra; brother Wayne Corman and wife Brenda, nephews Troy and Vance Corman, and niece Kimberly Corman Etheridge.
Vic was a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ‘62 and received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics. He was a member of the Texas A&M Corp of Cadets; Freshman Redass Squadron 17, Sophomore/Junior Redass Squadron 12 and Senior Third Group Staff.
He joined the United States Navy in 1963 and headed to New Port, RI and was commissioned as Ensign in June of 1963. Victor went on to graduate flight school in December 1963. There he received his wings as a Combat Information Center (CIC) officer. He then became a member of the nationally recognized Hurricane Hunter Team. He was the radar officer on many exciting flights and thankfully some other uneventful flights.
On Dec. 28, 1963 he married his bride, Cherry F. Adams of Crockett. Immediately after the wedding they headed to their first assignment with the Hurricane Hunters in beautiful Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. Victor and Cherry recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.
In 1968, Cherry and Victor returned to Lissie to join his father and brother in the family rice farming and goose guiding business. He enjoyed guiding goose hunters which would lead to many lifelong friendships. That is where they decided to raise their family. They were blessed with two daughters and eventually moved to Eagle Lake where the girls went to school and kept them very busy. Both girls followed his path to the greatest university, Texas A&M. They graduated, met and married their Aggie fellas and gave Vic and Cherry five beautiful grandchildren. He continued to foster his love of Texas A&M by sharing the traditions of the 12th man with his grandchildren.
Vic was a faithful man that loved the Lord, his family, and church. He was adamant about working hard and giving back to his community and church. Victor was a member of Lissie United Methodist Church where he held just about every position except preacher and choir director. He was a councilman for the Eagle Lake City Council for 10 years. Vic was the 1962 Class Agent for Texas A&M University and a previous Colorado County Aggie Muster Chair. He was a Century Club member for 40 + years and a Colorado County Go Texan Ambassador to Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Victor served on the Colorado County Tax CAD Review Board. He was a member of Texas and Southwestern Cattleman’s Association and a Lions Club member for over 40 years where he held all offices at least once, and he was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Award and the 2014 Lion of the Year.
Vic was a practical joker with a generous heart. One of his favorite jokes was about his birthday being on the Fourth of July, a day everyone gets off to celebrate his birthday. He was very creative and a craftsman. Every holiday he would challenge the grandchildren in a scavenger hunt to find their prize and now he has the ultimate prize.
Funeral service was Friday, June 17 at Lissie United Methodist Church in Lissie, with Pastor Stan Warfield officiating. Visitation was Thursday, June 16 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, and at church on Friday before the funeral. Pallbearers were Ed Weinheimer, John Shelby, Edmund Weinheimer, Troy Corman, Vance Corman and Arthur Etheridge. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Corman, Don Keprta, Tom Fields, Cleve Gazaway, John Hamm, Posthumously Jackie Mahand, Noon Lions Club and Old Timers Breakfast Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lissie United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 668, Lissie, Texas 77454, Eagle Lake Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, P.O. Box 339, Eagle Lake, Texas 77434 or Victor Ray Corman, Jr. Class of ‘62 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund, Check payable to Texas A&M Foundation 401 George Bush Drive College Station, Texas 77840. Please note on the check donation Victor Ray Corman, Jr. ‘62 Endowed Memorial Scholarship.
Online condolences may be given at www.hennekefuneralhome.com.