Richard Corbin

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Richard D. Corbin

March 10, 1928

August 26, 2014

Richard D. Corbin, 86, of Clay City, Indiana passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, in Brazil, Indiana August 26, 2014.

Richard was born March 10, 1928 the son of James M. Corbin and Daisy Ellen (Colglazier) Corbin. He graduated from Pleasantville High School, in 1946. He served his country in the United States Air Force in the 509th Bomb Group during the Korean War. Richard spent the majority of his working life in the West. First, as a 13yr member for the Guild Division of Zale's Jewelers in San Bernardino, California. He was also the senior loan manager of Cameo Super Pawn, in Reno, Nevada and retired to Indiana after 29 years with the company.

He and Naomi R. (Heath) Corbin were married April 22, 1988; she survives. Richard was a member of the Clay City American Legion Post 225 and was also a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, in Clay City. He was particularly fond of nature and enjoyed building birdhouses and tending to his flower garden. He developed his love of writing from his mother's poetic writings.

Richard is survived by his wife Naomi Corbin; a daughter Cheri Ellen Kelly and husband Buddy of Stead, Nevada; grandsons: James Kelly of Stead, Nevada and Justin Kelly and wife Mary Beth and great granddaughters: Ember and June Kelly of Schaumburg, Illinois; as well as many extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several half siblings.

Services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East Eighth Street, Clay City, Indiana, Friday, August 29, 2014 at 1:00pm with Pastors Brian Holt and Paul Zurcher officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Clay City. Visitation will be at the funeral home, Friday, from 11am until time of services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Memorial Hall Fund, 11460 South State Road 59 Clay City, Indiana 47841. Visit to light a candle in his memory.

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Schoppenhorst Funeral Home
301 East 8th Street
Clay City, IN 47841
(812) 939-2112
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Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Aug. 29, 2014
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