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Joseph "Joe"



April 20, 2024

Ovila Joseph “Joe” Cormier, 82, of Covington, died Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Woodlands Health and Rehab Center in Clifton Forge.

Mr. Cormier was born February 18, 1942, in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, a son of the late Francis Pierre Cormier and Helen Lillian Melanson Cormier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean B. Cormier.

Joe served his native country of Canada in the Canadian Navy. He was a service representative for Lab Corporation of America, retiring in 2004 after 31 years. He was a member of the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, and a retired member of the Boiling Springs Fire and Rescue Department. He was a member of Cliff Dale Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Doraley Armentrout Cormier, of Covington; three daughters, Shannon (Scott) Mitchell of Covington, Lisa (Dwayne) O’Neal of Front Royal, and Teresa (Jamie) Fisher of Tampa, FL; one son, Wallace Little, Jr. (Tiffany Aswell) of Lillington, NC; six grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

In keeping with his wishes, his body has been cremated.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Christian officiating. The family will receive their friends from 1:00 PM until service time.

The family asks that memorial contributions in Mr. Cormier’s name by made to: Boiling Springs Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 5407 Potts Creek Rd., Covington, VA 24426.

Arritt Funeral Home has been entrusted to oversee arrangements.

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Arritt Funeral Home

May 5, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

1102 S Highland Ave, Covington, VA, USA


Arritt Funeral Home

May 5, 2024 at 6:00:00 PM

1102 South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA

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