Condolences for Robert P. Corbett

John "Cash" Register posted on 10/12/21

A dear friend and fellow Martin bird lover is gone. Thank you for your friendship over many years. Go with God Bob.

 

Clinton Corbett posted on 10/11/21

I loved Uncle Bobby so much and have so many wonderful memories of our families together growing up. My love and concerns for Bob, Terry, Cindy, and Kim and members of the family. May the Lord keep you in this difficult time.

 

Carolyn Oglesby posted on 10/11/21

Dear Cindy, I am thinking of you, and you and your family are in my prayers at this time of loss of your wonderful father. I know you have been a great loving daughter. Your Dad has been a special man and I can only imagine how he will be missed by you all. With love and prayers, Carolyn

 

Carolyn Oglesby posted on 10/11/21

Carolyn Oglesby

 

Mark Brock posted on 10/11/21

I was fortunate enough to have known Bob, or Mr. C. as I affectionately called him, all of my life. Bob and Margaret moved into the home next door to my family over 60 years ago. My brother and I were the "boys next door". Bob's life was centered around three things : God, family, and friends. Bob knew God and worshiped him faithfully all his life. He raised his children to believe in God and brought them up in the House of the Lord right here at Wesley Memorial. He and Margaret faithfully attended Sunday school and church with their children every Sunday. Bob devoted his time to being involved in the church and served as an usher on many occasions and relished his time with his Sunday school class and with the Methodist Men's group.He could be found every Sunday morning near the kitchen area of the Sunday school class enjoying a cup of coffee and time with his friends.He relished the cookouts that his class would have and always looked forward to the fellowship and great meals they had together. Bob and Margaret taught their children from an early age to know God and each of them are Christians and have taught their own children about God. One of Bob's grandchildren is an ordained minister and he was so proud of her faith and devotion to the lord. Bob knew God was the reason he was so blessed during his Lifetime here on earth. Bob truly loved his family and put them first in his daily world. He and Margaret raised each of them to celebrate life's blessings together as a family. Birthdays and holidays you would find the family all gathered together with Bob and Margaret. Christmas time was a special event in the Corbett home, and there were many Christmas Eve celebrations for family and friends at their home. Bob was so proud of the accomplishments of each of his children and grandchildren, and memories of their activities are found throughout Bob's home in the many pictures he so proudly displayed. His pride was so evident as he shared the memories of the births, birthdays, graduations, and weddings captured in all the photos in his home. I'll never forget the pride Bob had of showing me the picture of his son Bobby in his Coast Guard uniform, or the pictures of the weddings or graduations of his three daughters, Terry, Cindy, and Kim. Most of us know that Bob worked at Sears for many years but did you know that prior to that Bob was in food brokerage sales? He sold China Doll rice and I fondly remember the pencils and pens he gave to all the children with the red China Doll logo on them. Bob went to work with Sears in search of a more stable income and the opportunity to build a secure future and have benefits for his family. He started at Hanover center in the Sewing Machines and vacuum cleaner department. Bob built a loyal customer following for his honesty and product knowledge. Bob learned how to repair sewing machines and was quite an accomplished seamstress from all of his years around the machines. When Sears moved to the mall Bob worked in the large home appliance department and many families in Wilmington had appliances that Bob helped them to purchase. He was very knowledgeable about the products he sold and was honest with all his customers. When new sales people started at Sears Bob would take them under his wing and show them the ropes about being in sales. He always said the new folks needed to make a living and if he could help them be successful he was just doing his job. Bob had many good friends over the years. His friendly nature and outgoing personality brought people closer to him. Bob's love for hunting and fishing was contagious and he shared many great times with his friends in a boat or in a field. He loved to get out in the field the first day of Dove season with his friends. He taught all his children to love the outdoors and to respect what God had given us. He truly pioneered the "take a kid fishing " mantra.You could find him on many Saturdays or Sunday's after church with his family out in the boat near Ritchie's Inlet fishing. One of his early boats was a Simmons wooden boat that was later sold to the Cape Fear Museum for their display of locally built boats. Bob mentored numerous young men during his lifetime. Some of us in this room sought Bob out for his view or guidance on situations in our own lives. Bob was always a great listener and supporter of his friends. Sometimes a good conversation with Bob was just what we needed to feel better about ourselves and to see a different view point about situations in our own lives. I am truly blessed to have known Bob and to have shared my lifetime with him. His work here on Earth is done and I know he is rejoicing in Heaven with Margaret today. Goodbye Mr. C until we meet again in Heaven !

 

Wayne & Sheilah Crider posted on 10/10/21

Bob Corbett was a wonderful gentleman who loved family beyond measure. We send our deepest sympathy to Bob's family and all who knew and loved him. Heaven is a bit sweeter with Bob's arrival.

 

Donald Sellers posted on 10/10/21

Mr. Corbett was such a gentleman. I was so very fortunate to have known him for many years. Although I moved away and lost touch with him, I still have the most wonderful memeries of hunting with him, Bobby, and Little Bobby in those huge fields in the Greenswamp...where needless to say, we all killed our limit! Sincere prayers go out to the family. Your friend, Don

 

Greg and Linda Donaldson posted on 10/8/21

Thanks Bob for all the GREAT MEMORIES. You gave of yourself and welcomed us to your home. Unselfish and always giving. So BLESSED we feel to have known you and your family. Going to miss you so much I cant even tell you. A sad heart ! But knowing you have been a follower of Jesus Christ and are in HEAVEN now makes our heart happy! Our memory of you will always be present tense because you will never be forgotten my friend. Your forever friend, Greg and Linda Donaldson

 

Vicki Scott posted on 10/8/21

I have so many wonderful memories of family trips to Wilmington. During our visits we had to spend time with everyone; Nanny, Pop, Uncle Bobby, Aunt Margaret, Little Bobby, Terry, Cindy and Kim. Our visits were so full of love and great times. Thanks for such a wonderful family. And to you Uncle Bobby, may you Rest In Peace. I know you and Aunt Margaret are enjoying your reunion!

 

John Jones posted on 10/7/21

While I didn't get to spend as much time with Uncle Bob in his later life, I have many fond memories of visiting him and Aunt Margaret in Wiimington when I was growing up. He was one of a kind and a wonderful man. My prayers go out to Robert, Terry, Cindy, Kim and the rest of the Corbett family. Rest in peace, Uncle Bob. You have lived your life well.

 

Pamela Valle posted on 10/6/21

My thoughts, love & prayers are with you, Cindy & your Family at this time of loss. May the memories of your beloved Father give you peace & comfort.

 

Cindy Shoaf posted on 10/6/21

I have known mr Corbett for many years and he was one of the sweetest men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing . Praying for you Cindy and your family . May god bless you and give you peace , knowing that he is with our Heavenly Father and is healed . ❤️

 

Bill Hoops posted on 10/6/21

To say that he was one of a kind would be an understatement, it's a real pleasure to call Mr. Corbett my friend. It would be great to spend one more afternoon under the shed talking about life. R.I.P

 

Bernie Corbett, III posted on 10/6/21

Uncle Bobby was more than just an uncle; he was my friend. we spent times just discussing life with my Dad, Mother, Bobby and Margaret. We love to fish together and shell shrimp. I think he is the last of his fishing group. I loved his shed, under it and in it. He has 3 very speical daughters and a son that he loved unconditionally. Little Bobby was special to us as we grew up. He is now the oldest male Corbett with me next. I can only say that all of us have had a wonderful family. our Corbett's are a pretty good clan. 92 is a great age for an eastern NC male of our family. Congratulations to my friend for a long great life that is an example for any young man to emulate. Love you Bobby, Terry, Cindy, and Kim. See you in a couple of days;. Bernie, Patty, Kristi, Christopher, Michael and Jonathan( also the grandchildren)

 

David C Wade posted on 10/6/21

Bob was a fine man! Heaven is a sweeter place with him there! Remembering all of u at this time.Sincerely, Rev. David and Cindy Wade