Keith Edward Corkern, 66 years old of Denham Springs, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 in Baton Rouge.
Keith was born in Anchorage, AK to Earl and Carole Corkern on April 13, 1955.
Keith graduated from Hammond High School where he excelled in basketball and then graduated from Southeastern La University. He worked at Exxon Mobile in Baton Rouge where he enjoyed working in the research lab helping to solve problems and then lab positions until his retirement.
Keith enjoyed people and had many friends through several organizations such as Friendship Force. He loved to travel the world and hosted people from numerous countries. He was a mentor where he loved helping others.
Keith loved sports and spent time playing golf with friends and loved going to LSU baseball games with his daughter Caroline. Keith was an avid memorabilia collector with a wide interest from old cards to Pistol Pete.
Keith is preceded in death by his father Henry Earl Corkern.
Keith is survived by his wife, Kathleen Battaglia Corkern; children, Robyn Corkern Taglienti and Caroline Corkern; mother, Carole Corkern; brother, Kevin Corkern; sister-in-law, Kathleen Corkern; grandson, James Taglienti; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 2 with visitation at 10 a.m. followed by a service at 11 a.m. at Greenoaks Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, consider signing up to be an organ donor and donations can be made to Camp Living Water in Loranger, LA at camplivingwaters.net
The family wishes to extend our thanks to the doctors and nurses of Ochsner's in Baton Rouge.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. Greenoaksfunerals.com for the Corkern family.