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Obituaries > CORBIN, JOSEPH A.

Joseph A. Corbin [May 18, 2001] was born near Wolf, OK, on February 22, 1924, the third child of Earnest B. and Edith Roach Corbin. He attended Junior High and Senior High schools in Konawa, Okla. graduating as salutatorian of the class of 1940. He served in the Second Marine Battalion of Carlson’s Raiders in the South Pacific during World War II, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He also served in Korea with the Marine Corps in 1950 and 1951. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Most of his adult life was spent as an independent petroleum engineer and businessman in Abilene, Texas.

Joe is survived by a son, Kevin Corbin, of Mandeville, LA; a sister, Julia Corbin Commons of Grass Valley, CA; and a brother Densel G. “Jerry” Corbin of Belton, TX.

The body was cremated. Private services were held in Konawa. May he rest in peace.