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Corbit, Charles Frances
69, of Surprise, AZ passed away on October 21, 2016. Charles Frances Corbit, of Surprise, AZ passed away on October 21, 2016. He was born December 20, 1946 in Bremerton, WA. to Frances and Charlotte Corbit.
Chuck attended Langley High School where he met and married Grace. Their life was always an adventure. Chuck served in the United States Navy during the Viet Nam war. He was very proud of his military service, he loved God, horses and this country. Chuck was always willing to try something new. He was a talented woodworker, making mostly toys for his grandchildren and a licensed machinist. He worked many years in Dutch Harbor, Alaska; Kauai, Hawaii; Longview and Olympia, Washington. He loved caring for horses, he was always a cowboy at heart and his most enjoyable years were after he retired and got his horse. He and Grace enjoyed being together, traveling, being with their children and grandchildren and riding their horses. They did the John Wayne Pioneer "Ride Across Washington", that involved riding and camping all across Washington State. Over the past few years, in both WA and AZ, they have been a part of several horse riding clubs
Charles (known as Chuck) is survived by his wife of 51 years, Grace McVeigh Corbit, at the family home in Surprise, AZ. son Terry, (Jocie) of Warrenton, Oregon, daughter, Michelle (Dan) of Surprise, Arizona. brothers, Melvin (Violet) of South Bend, Washington; Leonard (Judy) of Stagecoach, Nevada. eight grandchildren, Adrianna, Rachel, Jack, Brittany, Kara, Casey, Sean and Emily.
He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is gone but his legacy lives on. At Chuck's request there will be no formal service. He will be interned at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. An Honor Guard will present on November 9th at 10:00 a.m.to acknowledge Chuck's service in the Navy. Remembrances can be made to the . Please sign on-line guestbook at www.obits.azcentral.com
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 30, 2016
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