Ralph Neal Corbin

RalphOn April 13th, after a hard fought battle with cancer, a fight which he never gave up, Ralph Neal Corbin went home to be with his Lord & Savior with his loving family by his side.

Ralph came into this world on February 4, 1957 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Staunton, Virginia, the son of the late Bonnie (Bullington) Corbin and Robert Elwood Corbin.  One of 4 children, he is survived by two sisters: Martha Strickler and husband Buddy of Stuarts Draft, Judy Shifflett and husband TT of Elkton; and one brother, Carl Corbin and wife Regina of Staunton.

On June 7, 1975 Ralph married his childhood sweetheart, Kathi Lynn Powell.  They were married for 40 years and have one son, Dustin Corbin of Craigsville, or whom Ralph could not have been more proud.

Ralph was employed for 10 years at Lowes Tire in Staunton where he formed a life long friendship with owner John Lowe and family.  In 1986 Ralph opened Craigsville Texaco which he operated for 24 years, providing the area with exceptional automotive service and the best hot dogs around!  He was last employed by Middle River Regional Jail as a maintenance officer, a position he sorrowfully left last month due to his failing health.

Ralph attended River City Worship Center in Waynesboro.  He was the current president of the Craigsville Ruritan Club and was involved over the years with numerous benefits for community members.  He had a passion for muscle cars, ATV riding trips with his son and friends, grilling and spending time with family.

A funeral service to celebrate Ralph’s life will be held Sunday, April 17th at 2:00 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.  Dr. Thomas Jammes of River City Worship Center will be officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Craigsville Community Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Steven Downey, Eric Shifflett, Randall Jolly, Wyatt Sours, Jerry Deane, Anthony Stephenson, Earl McCray, and Todd Sours.  Honorary pallbearers and special friends include John Coffman, Keith Morris, and friends, family and co-workers too numerous to mention.

Ralph would have wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support during this trying time.  He was overwhelmed by your concern and generosity and never failed to say daily how blessed he was.

Ring the bell Baby, you’re cancer free!!
                                                Love for eternity,
                                                               Kathi

 

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7 Responses to Ralph Neal Corbin

  1. Cathy Hevener Wright says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. He was a good man & showed kindness.

    Cathy Hevener Wright
    (Judy Corbin’s daughter)

  2. Angie Snow says:

    Prayers to Kathi and Dusty. I know Ralph is ringing the defeat bell loud enough for the whole world to hear.

  3. Krystal Ralston says:

    Sending prayers for the family sorry for the loss Kathy and Dustin prayers are with you guys
    Sending love and prayers May God comfort you all during this time.
    Krystal and Stacy Ralston
    Barbara s Ingram and Larry Ingram.

  4. Pastor Don and Delorice Byrd says:

    Kathi, we are so sorry to learn of Ralph,s passing. Prayers for you and Dustn that Hod will give you much confort in knowing he in in God,s eternal home were there is no more sickness.

  5. Delores Burke says:

    Ralph you might be home but I will never be forgotten u was such a inspiration on a lot of people’s lives especially mine I thank u and Kathy so much for being there for me u always had a smile on you even when u was sick when I seen you Sunday I knew you was in so much pain but u still made it to church with your loved ones beside you that was inspiration I will never forget I love you and I will miss you so much give mom and grandma and grandad and Margit a big hug and kiss for me and I hope you all will be waiting on me to come home someday R.I.P my uncle. Kathy and Dustin I will pray for you two hope you have a peace of mind and God to take away some of you alls pain love you both

  6. Delores Burke says:

    Ralph you might be gone but I will never be forgotten u was such a inspiration on a lot of people’s lives especially mine I thank u and Kathy so much for being there for me u always had a smile on you even when u was sick when I seen you Sunday I knew you was in so much pain but u still made it to church with your loved ones beside you that was inspiration I will never forget I love you and I will miss you so much give mom and grandma and grandad and Margit a big hug and kiss for me and I hope you all will be waiting on me to come home someday R.I.P my uncle. Kathy and Dustin I will pray for you two hope you have a peace of mind and God to take away some of you alls pain love you both

  7. Karen Meadows (Cousin) says:

    Kathi and Dustin, so sorry for your loss. He had been my prayers. Cousin Nancy was keeping me updated. You and Dustin are in my thoughts and prayers.

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