Richard L. Corbin
MATTOON - Richard Lee Corbin, 68, of Mattoon, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at his home. The funeral service honoring his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2008 at the Caudill-King Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Mattoon, with military rites by Paul McVey V.F.W. Post 1592. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with Masonic Rites at 7:30 p.m. Memorials: Charleston Masonic Lodge 35. Richard was born July 18, 1940 at Charleston, son of Arthur W. and Irene G. (Courtney) Corbin. He married Sandra Ruth Hatfill, July 25, 1987; she survives. Also surviving is one son: Ed Corbin of Sullivan; one daughter: Ellene Corbin of Hume, IL; three step-daughters: Jodi (Dave) Trotter of Mattoon, Teri Whitley of Charleston, and Sheri (Leon) Flood of Mattoon. Six grandchildren: Jesse R. Corbin, Jamie L. Spencer, Courtney J. Spencer, Emile Reece, Dale E. Corbin, and Joey Reece; one great grandchild: Dallas Nevaeh Corbin; as well as one brother: Arthur Corbin, also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers: Wesley Corbin and Neil Corbin. Richard retired from AmerenCIPS as a Sub-station supervisor. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a lifetime member of the Charleston Masonic Lodge 35 and a member of the Mattoon American Legion.
Published in the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier from 7/31/2008 - 8/1/2008