Corey Jacob Sargent passed away Saturday, June 11th, 2022 in Newport
News, VA. He was born August 19th, 1996 in Virginia Beach, VA to Tracy
Sargent and Gerard Carelli, Jr. He was an honor graduate of Kempsville High
School and Old Dominion University, earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s in
Physics. He was poised to be the first in ODU history to receive a PhD in
Astrophysics. Corey was also proud to be an Eagle Scout from Troop 408 in
Virginia Beach, VA.
In addition to his love of science and learning, Corey had many hobbies.
He enjoyed hiking (oftentimes off trail) in state parks, kayaking, biking, scuba
diving, baseball (Go Yankees!), building space themed Lego sets for display and
was set to add hang gliding to that list this summer. As anyone would know…
everything was a competition for Corey: baseball, kayaking, hiking, even school
where he won nearly every award possible from the ODU Physics Department.
Corey was everything a scout should be: trustworthy, loyal, helpful,
friendly, courteous, kind, (somewhat) obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean,
and reverent… occasionally, he was physicist after all. Most importantly he was
loving, putting his family and friends above all else. He had a passion for life
and lived it to the fullest.
Corey leaves behind his parents; his grandparents Maryann, Jerry, Lori, Vernon,
Susan, and Randy; great-grandmother Mabel; his best friend and ‘brother’ Jon
Hooten; the love of his life Laney Conter; and several aunts, uncles, cousins,
and friends who will miss him dearly.
A visitation will be held from 12pm to 2pm on Sunday, June 26th , 2022 at
Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Dr. in Virginia Beach. A service will be
held the same day at 2pm, followed by a small reception.
In lieu of flowers, please visit and consider making a contribution to: Corey Jacob Sargent Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in Corey’s honor through the Old Dominion University Physics Department.
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