Floyd Corbin Obituary

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Floyd Weldon Corbin

May 17, 1929 - November 29, 2012
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HURST -- Floyd Weldon Corbin passed away peacefully at his home in Hurst on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church Keller, 225 Keller Parkway, Keller. Interment: Emerald Hills Memorial Park, Kennedale, immediately following the service. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel. Memorials: The family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, in lieu of flowers. Weldon was born in Retrop, Okla., May 17, 1929, the son of William Elbert Corbin and Docia Mae Street. He was the youngest of seven...
HURST -- Floyd Weldon Corbin passed away peacefully at his home in Hurst on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church Keller, 225 Keller Parkway, Keller. Interment: Emerald Hills Memorial Park, Kennedale, immediately following the service. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel.
Memorials: The family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, in lieu of flowers.
Weldon was born in Retrop, Okla., May 17, 1929, the son of William Elbert Corbin and Docia Mae Street. He was the youngest of seven brothers and sisters. Growing up on the family farm, Weldon played basketball and baseball, eventually going to Sayre Junior College to play basketball. He married his high school sweetheart, Claudene Winingham, in 1948. They moved to Bedford in 1955, where he was active in the First United Methodist Church of Hurst for many years.
Weldon coached youth baseball in the Mid-Cities area for several years. He began working at Chance Vought in Grand Prairie and eventually began working for Texas Instruments as a draftsman and then went on to become a robotics research designer retiring in 1989.
In 1970, Weldon and Claudene moved to Blue Ridge, Texas, where they lived for 27 years and again became very active in the First United Methodist Church in Blue Ridge. On their farm, he began Corbin Fruit Orchard specializing in peaches, plums and apples. In 1997, they sold the farm and relocated to Arlington to be near family. Weldon enjoyed watching the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers. He lost his beloved Claudene after 51 years of marriage in 1999.
Weldon met and married Vallene Cowles in 2000 and spent 12 happy years together traveling the United States. He enjoyed participating in their Sunday school class at First Baptist Church Keller. He loved his four grandchildren, Troy, Bobbie, CW and Amy, and equally loved Vallene's grandchildren, April and Andy.
Survivors: Weldon is held in loving memory by his wife, Vallene Corbin; son, Terry and his wife, Marilyn, of Arlington; daughter, Katy and her husband, Randy Wild, of Arlington; stepson, Mike Brandon and his wife, Tammy, of Port Orchard, Wash.; stepson, Dennis Cowles and his wife, Elizabeth, of Bay St. Louis, Ms; stepdaughter, Linda Newton and her husband, Guy, of Clinton, Okla.; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Weldon is also survived by sister-in-law, Mona Corbin of Sentinel, Okla., and brother-in-law, David Winingham and his wife, Suzy, of Granbury.

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