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Alfred Wayne Corbin Sr., 91, of Fairmont, passed away Wednesday (March 29, 2017) at Fairmont Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Fairmont on September 23, 1925, one of 14 children born to the late Joseph E. Corbin and Myrtle Ethel (Rudy) Corbin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann (Reese) Corbin in February of 2003.
Alfred proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army and was a prisoner of war. He was a member of Gateway United Methodist Church, the A. F. & A.M. Masonic Lodge #9 and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #34. He owned and operated Corbin's Barber Shop on Speedway and later relocated to Columbia Street for over 40 years. He was later employed at Sharon Steel Corporation and Martinka Mines. Alfred volunteered at the VA Hospital on Tuesdays. Before his health declined, he visited the nursing homes and made his weekly visits to the shut-ins. He never met a stranger and had the gift to gab.
He is survived by his son, Alfred W. Corbin, Jr. and his wife, Daria, of Burke, Virginia; his granddaughters, Shareesa Sue Corbin and Brittanie Ann Corbin, both of Burka, Virginia. Also surviving are a brother, Edwin Corbin and his wife, Sundae of Fort Worth, Texas; his sisters, Fairy Franks, Karen Garrity, Ruth Harris and her husband Howard, Edith Stacy and her husband Russ all of Fairmont, and June Smith and her husband Virgil of Grafton, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Narlene Corbin of Brunswick, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; many extended family members and good friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, Alfred was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Corbin Carpenter; one sister, Dorla Phillips; four brothers, Randy, Bill, Wayman and Fred; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Burns) Corbin, Peg Corbin and a brother-in-law, Clarence "Sonny" Franks, and two brothers in infancy.
Friends and family may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. A ritualistic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday by Chapter #34 Order of the Eastern Star. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Edin and Pastor Jim Zinn officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens. Full military honors will be conducted by the Marion County Military Council Honor Guard at graveside. Condolences may be expressed online at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on  March 30, 2017
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