Keith Edward Corkern
1955 - 2021
Greenoaks Funeral Home
9595 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA

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

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. for the Corkern family.

Published by The Daily Star on Sep. 14, 2021.
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It was with great sadness we learnt of Keith's passing - as our host through Friendship Force April 6-18, 2016, friendships remained strong with communication running hot while watching baseball, or during the NFL season. Sept 2016, prior to Gold Coast FF journey, we showed him Brisbane in brief!!! With another visit in mind with Kat, we were looking forward to showing them both more of Brisbane, the Olympic city for 2032! May it help you to know, even though the distance is great, you are close in thought and heart. Roy & Marlene, Brisbane, Australia
October 14, 2021
On behalf of all the members of the Friendship Force of the Gold Coast Club, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Keith's family and friends. Keith was one of the ambassadors from Baton Rouge FF that journeyed to the Gold Coast, Australia in September 2016. We are very sad to hear of his passing. Our thoughts are with all his Friendship Force friends in Baton Rogue.
Friendship Force of the Gold Coast, Australia
September 28, 2021
What a terrible loss, gone way to soon. My heart and prayers go out to the family.
Carol Golden Voges
September 16, 2021
I´m praying for the family.
Edwin Newman
September 14, 2021
My condolences to the family. Love & prayers.
Belinda Welch
September 14, 2021
Carole and family, so sorry for the loss of Keith. He was a kind and friendly person. Sending prayers for strength during this most difficult time.
Marion A Territo
September 13, 2021
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