C.W. "Corky" Lingenfelter
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August 22, 1931
August 28, 2013
Corky passed away August 28, 2013, in Lexington Kentucky, where he and his wife Denise were actively involved in a Thoroughbred horse breeding and racing business. Corky was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Eleanor Lingenfelter and his brother James Lingenfelter, he is survived by his wife Denise, his children Brad Lingenfelter, Patty Julian, Julie Lingenfelter, Jay Lingenfelter, and Rochelle Larson, and his eight grandchildren.
Corky was raised on a ranch in Gerlach, Nevada, where his parents relocated after his birth in Fonda, New York. He graduated from Gerlach High School and the University of Nevada Reno, with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics. After serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, Corky made his home in Reno, where he was a real estate broker and served as a Nevada State Assemblyman, representing Washoe County. While living in Reno, he was actively involved in the Reno Rodeo Association, Nevada Jaycees, Nevada Farm Bureau, Reno Board of Realtors, and Toastmaster International.
At Corky's request, no service will be held.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2013