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 07, 2021
    John Jones says:
    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.

  • October 08, 2021
    Vicki Scott says:
    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!

  • October 08, 2021
    Greg and Linda Donaldson says:
    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

  • October 10, 2021
    Donald Sellers says:
    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

  • October 10, 2021
    Wayne & Sheilah Crider says:
    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.