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PHILIP H. CORBETT Jr.(1947 - 2013)

Phil released his soul on or about November 30, 2013 to a place all of us aspire to reach, God rest his soul. Phil was born on November 30, 1947 and grew up in Prairie Village. He graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in 1965. In 1966 Phil joined the U.S. Navy and attained the rank of hospital Corpsman, grade E-4, and was honorably discharged in 1970. While in the Navy he served one tour of duty in Vietnam as a hospital corpsman in a medical unit close to Danang where he and his fellow corpsman cared for the dead and wounded. He participated in medical evacuations of Danang and didn't often speak of those days as there were painful memories associated with those events. Phil served his country honorably, was very proud of his military service, of all who serve, and to those who continue to serve our country. Upon leaving the USN, Phil realized life was extremely short and made a conscious decision he would never take life too seriously and he lived life to its fullest. Many stories are told of Phil and his zest for life. I can personally attest to some of those events, as I witnessed a number of them from having lived with Phil in our post military life. Phil knew a wide range of people in and around Kansas City and most who knew him have stories to tell. Thank you all for being a part of his life, he loved all of you. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Philip and Faye Corbett, and sister, Jane Bartmess. He is survived by his sister Judy Bishop and spouse Peggy and family, of Lee's Summit, MO, his brother William Corbett and spouse Susan, and family, of Shawnee, KS. He is also survived by nieces and nephews and other relatives of the extended family and a great number of friends and associates Phil met along the way through life. Graveside services will be held at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth, KS at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 20, 2013. A celebration of Phil's life will be held on December 19 at 9:00 P.M., 'All Hands Will Muster On The Quarter Deck'. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.stineandmcclure.com D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories.816-931-7777 www.stineandmcclure.com


Funeral Home

Stine & McClure Chapel
3235 GILLHAM PLZ KANSAS CITY, MO 64109
(816) 931-7777

Published in Kansas City Star on Dec. 15, 2013
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