William A. "Bill" Corning, Sr. passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 14, 2013 age 77. Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra; four children, Pam Wheeler, Dawn (Tom) Van Dyke, William A. Corning, Jr., Dorthea (Eric) Miller; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Valona Boles; many nieces and nephews; his canine companion, Peanut. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean War and was retired from the United States Naval Reserve as a Chief Petty Officer. Bill was a Life Member and Past Commander of VFW Post 446 and served in the VFW State Honor Guard. Funeral services will be held at the Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Monday one hour prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to VFW Post #446.