Rupert's Visionary, Earl Coreless, Dies at 82

He was there from the beginning of renovations at the Wilson Theatre holding firm to his belief that the deteriorating theater should be restored to the splendor he recalled as a youth.

“Earl Corless had a vision and he had what it took to turn it into reality,” said Chris Jackson, former executive director of the Wilson Theatre. “He wanted it so badly for the community. Rupert has really lost a visionary.”

Corless, 82, died Aug. 14.

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