Captain Harold Hulon Corkern, 74 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away  Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport in Gulfport, MS.

He was born on Friday, February 5, 1943, in Amite, Louisiana, son of the late Hulon and Clara Lawrence Corkern.

He was the owner of Corkern Boat Rentals/Calm C'S crew boat rentals where he was the Sr. Captain of the Bayou Princess. He also owned Catfish Charlie's Restaurant for 21 years.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Pauline Schafer Corkern, daughters & sons-in-law, LaVonne C. and Charlye Gassen, DeAnne C. and Gary Agena, son & daughter-in-law, Harold "Hal" and Juanette Corkern II, grandchildren, Brennan Carney, Ayzia Carney, Zachare Carney, Strader Gassen, Michelle Gassen, Charles Gassen, Jr., Landon Chambliss, Corey Chambliss, Alison Agena, Chloe Agena, Joshua Schexnaydre,  Dalton Howe, Brooklyn Howe, and Taylor Archer, great-grandson, Jaxon Schexnaydre, sister, Barbara Marshall, sister and brother-in-law, Jessie and Dominick Notariano, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Major Wayne and Dorleen Warner, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, April Denise Corkern, grandson, Schafer Paul Chambliss, brother, Richard "Dickie" Corkern, sister, Annette C. Laws.

Friends will be received on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in  Ponchatoula.

Services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 11:00 am.

Interment will follow in the Wetmore Cemetery Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Immediately following the interment the family and friends will be gathering at Catfish Charlie's for food and refreshments and a time of fellowship.

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