Joseph W. Corbett, 68

DEC. 23, 1944-JUNE 2, 2013

June 03, 2013
  • Joseph Wayne Corbett
Joseph Wayne Corbett

Joseph Wayne Corbett, 68, of Hancock died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Dec. 23, 1944, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Lorenza and Viola Jackson Corbett.

He was a 1980 graduate of Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

He was a retired registered nurse and instructor, and had been employed at Chambersburg Hospital, War Memorial Hospital and Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

He formerly lived in California, where he taught nursing classes.

He was a member of Catalpa United Methodist Church in Hancock.

He is survived by his wife, Lee Sevilla Corbett, whom he married in 1995 in California; two sons, Philipp Joseph Corbett of Hancock, and Joseph Clarke and wife, Elvia Lopez-Clarke, of Long Beach, Calif.; four stepchildren in the Philippines; three sisters, Dianne Myers of Cape Coral, Fla., Vivian Smith of Hagerstown, Md., and Doloris Corbett of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Robert Corbett of Hancock; grandchildren, two in California, one in Singapore and three in the Philippines.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Eddie Corbett, Melvin Corbett and Jack Corbett; and two sisters, Edna Corbett and Hilda Lee Lockhart.

A service will be Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Hancock Church of God, 7528 Millstone Road, Hancock. The Rev. Terry Goodwin, the Rev. John Close and the Rev. Steve Corbett will officiate. Burial will be in the Catalpa United Methodist Cemetery near Hancock.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and at the church on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joe’s memory be made to Catalpa United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Donald Corbett, P.O. Box 165, Hancock, MD 21750-0165.

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