Captain Cory R. Applebee, United States Navy, Retired, 50, of Jacksonville, Florida, and former Russell, Kansas resident, died on Sunday, December 18, 2022, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
Cory was born on September 30, 1972, in Creve Coeur, Missouri, the son of Monty D. Applebee and Linda L. (Prochaska) Applebee. He grew up in Russell, Kansas, and graduated from Russell High School in 1991. After high school he attended and graduated from the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, Kansas. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy and served his country faithfully for 26 years. While in the Navy, he received his Master’s of Human Resources from Webster University. He retired as a Captain in the Navy in March 2021. Cory was united in marriage to Stacey Yvonne Hunnicutt on June 23, 2001, in Russell, Kansas. Cory and Stacey were blessed with three children Amanda, Colin and Riley.
Cory is a life member of the V.F.W. Post #6240 in Russell, Kansas. He was an avid Mill Valley High School football and Dallas Cowboy fan. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and especially loved spending time with his children and attending their many sporting events.
Surviving family include his wife Stacey of the home, his daughter Amanda L. Cassidy, husband Stevie and granddaughter Ryleigh Cassidy of Jacksonville, FL, son Colin R. Applebee and daughter Riley D. Applebee both of the home; father Monty D. Applebee and wife Diana of Russell, Kansas; mother Linda L. (Prochaska) Applebee of Russell, Kansas; brother Joel T. Applebee and wife Amanda, nephews Haden and Holden and niece Lola of Shawnee, KS.
A celebration of Cory’s life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Russell, Kansas. Interment will follow at the Russell City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 7 P.M. on Friday, January 13, 2023, at the mortuary with family greeting guests from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. Friday evening. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be given to the Applebee Children’s College Fund and sent in care of the mortuary to 610 N. Maple St., Russell, KS 67665. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements. To view the funeral service online please click on the attached link: