John Corcoran of Kill Devil Hills, May 26

By on May 30, 2018

John Corcoran, 70, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. Born in Liverpool, England on August 21, 1947, he was the son of the late Florence and Thomas Corcoran.

In the 1960s, John played professional soccer for Everton, UK receiving the 1966–1967 Scott Cup. While living in England, he also worked as a longshoreman.

He came to the United States in the early 1970’s and began to live the American dream by opening his own business, English John’s Carpet Cleaning.

He loved to play golf and watch the Cleveland Browns. Well known in the area as “English John”, he was very patriotic.

John is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ellen Corcoran of the home; and sisters-in-law, Linda Ritchie of Lexington, SC and Sharon Reyes of Rockledge, FL. He loved and was very proud of his nieces and nephews: Captain Christopher Sorvillo (FHP), August Sorvillo III (Veteran USN), Grace Cutler, Juny Reyes, Stephanie Gwynn, James Scott, Kimberly Scott and Carole Scott.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandrea Malloy.

By request of John, there will be no service.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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