Robert P. Corbett

March 5, 1929 - October 4, 2021
Robert P. Corbett

Robert P. Corbett, age 92, of Wilmington, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021, at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation.

He was born in Wilmington, NC on March 5, 1929, the son of Bernard A. Corbett and Gladys Pope Corbett.

Bob worked as a Salesman for Sears and retired after 30 years of service. He loved being outdoors, whether it was out in the woods hunting, out on the water fishing or simply being out in his own backyard tending his garden, his birdhouses and seeing his bird feeders had seed for all his feathered friends.

Bob is survived by his children; Robert Pope Corbett, Jr. (Teresa), Terry C. Smith (Robert), Cindy C. Cane and Kim C. Davis (Ralph), grandchildren; Christina C. Renshaw, Robert Pope Corbett, III (Karen), Ashley S. Ashley (Brendan), Adam R. Smith (Monet), Lacey D. Cannon (Sean) and Jackson A. Davis. He is also survived by his great grandchildren; A. Brooke Renshaw, Jenna C. Renshaw and Ryder K. Corbett.

Together with his parents Bob was predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, Margaret D. Corbett, and a brother and sister in law Bernard A. Corbett, Jr. (Blanche).

Friends are invited to join the family at a visitation to be held from 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 11, 2021, at the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1401 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC. The Funeral Service will commence at 11:00 a.m. and Burial will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations made to the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice, in loving memory of Bob, would be greatly appreciated.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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Service

Monday, October 11, 2021
11:00 AM

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church - Directions
1401 S College Rd
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
(910) 791-4092

Burial

Monday, October 11, 2021
12:00 PM

Oleander Memorial Gardens - Directions
306 Bradley Dr
Wilmington, North Carolina 28409
(910) 799-1686

Visitation

Monday, October 11, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church - Directions
1401 S College Rd
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
(910) 791-4092

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  • October 06, 2021
    David C Wade says:
    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

  • October 06, 2021
    Bernie Corbett, III says:
    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)

  • October 06, 2021
    Bill Hoops says:
    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

  • October 06, 2021
    Cindy Shoaf says:
    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 . ❤️

  • October 06, 2021
    Pamela Valle says:
    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.