James Larry Koronka, 48, passed away on March 26, 2020 at home after a long battle with cancer. Due to the Covid restrictions of March, his funeral service was postponed.
A service of remembrance will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Shackelford Funeral Directors Crook Avenue Chapel with Dr. Roy Sharp officiating. Burial was on March 29 at Chester County Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the funeral time.
He was born in Gaylord, Mich., the son of Larry and Darcie Koronka. He graduated from Alpena High School in Alpena, Mich.
As a young man, he worked for TruGreen in Michigan. Later in his life, he graduated from Baker College in Flint, Mich., with a degree in transportation. He spent much of his career driving for US Xpress and Mercer Transportation. He married Amanda Rose Archer on July 30, 2011, and they made their home in Henderson. He was a member of Henderson Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda Rose Archer Koronka; his children, Emilee Grace and Justin Edward Koronka of Davison, Mich.; a step-daughter, Katelyn Rose Phillips; his parents, Larry Francis and Darcie Lee (Peterman) Koronka of Linden, Mich.; brother, Bradley Koronka of Grand Blanc, Mich.; brother, Brian (Melissa) Koronka and niece, Julia of Grand Blanc, Mich.; his sister, Sheila (Jeffrey) Cannon, nephew, Andrew and niece, Sophia of Flushing, Mich.; his mother-in-law, Tommie Archer Faulkner; one sister-in-law, Teresa (Henry) Miller; a brother-in-law Brian (Vickie) Archer all of Henderson; one nephew, James Miller of Beech Bluff; and a niece, Maley (Dylan) White of Luray.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, William James and his father-in-law, Timothy Faulkner.