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Kory Raymond Nakatsu (born May 31, 1966) is the patriarch of the Nakatsu family. He is the husband of Kerry Nakatsu. He is the ex-husband of Kim Nakatsu, with whom he has 2 children and 1 grandchild.


On June 3, 2009, Kory got engaged to Kerry Sheppard.


Sometime between 1993 and 1997, Kory married Kimberly Irene Flanigan. They divorced in 2005.

On August 1, 2009, Kory married Kerry Anne Sheppard at Scottsdale Bible Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. They went to San Diego, California for their honeymoon.


Kory was the step-father of Kim's two children, Jamie and Reed, during their marriage.

Kory has 2 children with Kim Nakatsu.

Their first child, daughter Katelyn Koryn, was born on July 29, 1998. She is married to Jedidiah Duggar. Together, they have 1 child. Their first child, son Truett Oliver, was born on May 2, 2022.

Their second child, daughter Lauren Elizabeth, was born on December 16, 2002.


Global Account Manager

From August 1997 to July 2008, Kory worked as a Global Account Manager at Intel Corporation in Phoenix, Arizona.

From August 2008 to October 2020, Kory worked as a Global Account Manager at American Express in Phoenix, Arizona.


Kory received his Private Pilot's license on August 17, 2016. He started flying for Angel Flight West in October 2018.