John B. Corbett
Born on April 13, 1927
JOHN B. CORBETT
EL CAMPO - John B. Corbett, fondly known as "Johnny", of El Campo passed away on February 7, 2013 at the age of 85. He was born on April 13, 1927 to the late Lloyd, Sr. and Maude O'Brian Corbett in Louisville, Kentucky. He owned and operated the Duckblind Restaurant and Day Light Donut Shop. John was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion for 59 years, serving at many funerals in the honor guard, retired member of the El Campo Volunteer Fire Dept. of 33 years where he had served as vice-president, was a 26 year member of the Rotary Club of El Campo, a charter member of the Knights of Columbus 2490 where had served as past Grand Knight and District Deputy, and member of the Fourth Degree KC's. He was active for many years with Boy Scouts and had received the Silver Beaver Award. In 1996, Johnnie Corbett was recognized by the El Campo Chamber of Commerce as the Citizen of the Year for his many years of community service.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Gramer Corbett; daughters Diane Bard and husband Wayne, Mary Kay Price and husband Ron, and Claudia Raun and husband Richard, all of El Campo; son Brad Corbett of Austin; grandchildren Christy and Katie Bard, Shawn Bard and wife LaTisha, Scott Price and wife Lindsey, Nathan Raun and wife Leslie, Truitt Raun and wife Theresa, and Madsen Raun and fiancée Hannah Haedge; six great-grandchildren; brother James C. Corbett of Ft. Worth; sisters Mary Frances Buettgen of Mt. Prospect, IL, and Patricia C. Fowler of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his parents, great-granddaughter Faith Bard, and brother Lloyd Corbett, Jr.
Visitation will be 1 pm - 4 pm Sunday at St. Philip Catholic Church with a KC Rosary being recited at 2 pm. Funeral Mass will be 10 am Monday, February 11, 2013, at St. Philip the Apostle with Rev. Gary Janak officiating and Rev. Albert Yankey, Rev. Frank Lenz and Rev. Michael Lyons con-celebrating. Graveside services will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum with Military Honors under the auspices of the American Legion.
Donations in memory John Corbett may be made to St. Philip School, St. Philip Church or to the civic organization of choice.
Memories and condolences may be left for the family at triskafuneralhome.com.
Triska Funeral Home, 979-543-3681.