Jessamine County Sheriff laid to rest Friday

Published 3:15 pm Friday, May 27, 2022

Jessamine County Sheriff Kevin Corman was laid to rest last Friday afternoon on his family farm off Poortown Road following funeral services at RJ Corman Hangar 2.

The visitation for Corman was held at the same location last Thursday and before the service.

“The Bible says there’s a time to heal, a time to break down, and a time to build up”, Rev. Bill Bales said during the service.

Bales, a friend of Corman’s, officiated the service and recalled that Corman was often there for people in times of trouble.

“In the job, I do as a pastor, there’s often times of tragedy … I find myself in hospitals at two, three, four o’clock in the morning”, Bales said. “Many times I was there, here comes the sheriff of Jessamine County. He wasn’t there to fill out reports … He wanted to help you through it, he wanted to do anything he could do to help”.

Service was something that Corman did for most of his adult life.

A life-long resident of Jessamine County, Corman first worked at the Portman Equipment Company for 22 years. During that time, Corman served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

In 1986, Corman joined the Jessamine County Sheriff’s department and became a full-time deputy sheriff in 2000. He also served as a captain and chief deputy until he was elected sheriff in 2006.

“When someone called he answered. If he could help, he did. That certainly made him endearing to many people. I’ve never seen a public official that himself as accessible as Kevin,” Jessamine County Judge-Executive David West said about the late sheriff in a phone interview with the Journal earlier this week.

During his time as sheriff, Corman was the president of the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association. He was also a member of the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce, served on the Board of Directors for KACO, and coached community youth baseball for nine years.

Corman passed away of natural causes at his home in Nicholasville last Sunday. He is survived by his wife Tammy, his mother Ann, his children Candace and Barry, and his grandchildren Cole, Ethan, Drew, and Ariana.

Instead of flowers, the family has requested donations for the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and GirlsRanch, and the Jessamine County Animal Shelter.