CROSBY - Wayne LeRoy Corbett, 74, of Crosby, died Wednesday (Jan. 16, 2013) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
He was born May 1, 1938, in Crosby, a son of Thaddius D. and Grace Ilene Pixley Corbett. On Oct. 22, 1960, in Crosby, he married Betty J. Lathrop, who died April 11, 2009.
Mr. Corbett attended Smethport area schools and served in the U.S. Navy
from 1956 to 1959. He was employed as a welder by North Penn Gas Co., now UGI, of Port Allegany for 42 years, retiring in 2001.
He was a member of the Crosby United Methodist Church; a past president and fire chief of the Norwich Township Fire Department; a member of the American Legion, John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, the Frank Bert Post #258 of Port Allegany and the Loyal Order of Moose
#460 of Port Allegany; a 50-year member of the McKean Lodge #388 F&AM of Smethport; and a past member of the Smethport Ambulance Association.
He is survived by two sons, Lane (Terry) Corbett of Smethport and Roy Corbett of Crosby. He was a proud "Pop-Pop" to his grandsons, Michael and Ryan Corbett, both of Crosby, and Kyle Burton of Clearwater, Fla., and his granddaughter, Staci Corbett of Smethport.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Theodore Corbett.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, where funeral and committal services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Norwich Cemetery, Colegrove. Military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Norwich Township Fire Department, PO Box 97, Crosby, PA 16724; or the Potter County Hospice, 1001 E. 2nd St., Coudersport, PA 16915.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com