Rev. W.D's Story
Rev. W.D. Corbitt, 90, died Sunday (June 11, 2017) at St. Vincents Healthcare Riverside in Jacksonville, FL following an extended illness.
He was a native of Manor and had lived most of his life in Ware County. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was ordained as a licensed minster in 1953. He was also a cabinet builder and licensed barber. During his time in the ministry, he served as pastor for Booth Methodist Church for 25 years and also served other churches including, Woodard Chapel Southern Congregational Methodist Church, Pine Valley Southern Congregational Methodist Church, and New Pine Grove Southern Congregational Methodist Church where he held his membership to this day. He attended Victory Methodist Church the past several years.
Rev. Corbitt was the oldest of eight children to the late Harvey Wilson Corbitt and Maggie Minchew Corbitt. He was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Lanell Ellen Winn Corbitt and 2nd wife, Emma Jewell James Smith Corbitt; and six siblings, Margie Word, Troy Corbitt, H.W.Corbitt, Herman Corbitt, Minnie V. Corbitt and Milton Corbitt. He is survived by three sons, David Corbitt (Sharon) of Waco, TX, Steve Corbitt of Manor, and Donald Corbitt (Barbara) of Hahira; five grandchildren, Molly C. Armstong (Jeff) , Melinda C. Stalberger (Matt), Andy Corbitt (Abby), John Corbitt and Heather Corbitt; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Alice Young of Manor; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday (June 15, 2017) at Victory Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Victory Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Wednesday night at Music Funeral Home from 6 until 8 oclock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.
Music Funeral Home of Waycross is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on June 12, 2017