Danny Wayne Corbett Sr.

May 12, 1951February 14, 2021


BENSON – Danny Wayne Corbett, Sr. age 69, passed away on February 14, 2021 at his home.

He was born on May 12, 1951 in Wake County to the late James Douglas Corbett and the late Ester Rhodes Corbett. He was employed as a sheet metalist with Baker Roofing for 53 years, the only job he ever had. Danny enjoyed life, his job and NASCAR.

He is survived by his partner of 30 years, Gloria Abbacchi; daughter, Tina Corbett; son, Danny Wayne Corbett, Jr.; step-sons, Darren And Steven Abbacchi; grandchildren, William Best, Jr. and Jaylen Harris; grandchild Courtney Abbacchi; great grandchildren, Khaza Williams; and brother, Bruce Corbett.

No services are planned at this time.

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McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton is honored to be assisting the Corbett family.


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Danny Corbett Jr

February 25, 2021

I love you pops him sorry we didn't get the spin all lot of time together So I hope that you rest easy in heaven wish we could have known each other a lot better but I know you are in great hands with God again I will always love you and I hope to see you again one day on the other side Rest in Peace POPS ❤💜💙🙏♥💖

Beverly Atwood

February 22, 2021

Danny we had 19 years together and you gave me two great children Tina And Danny Jr .I wish you could have got to know your two grandsons William and Jaylen you would be so proud of them both like we all are .Tina and Danny will miss you more then you know.Rest in Peace.

Frank Baker

February 22, 2021

All of us at Baker Roofing Co. are deeply saddened by Danny’s sudden death. He was a great friend, a dedicated employee and an exemplary worker for over fifty years. He will be missed each and every day. Rest In Peace old friend.

Tina Corbett

February 21, 2021

Oh my daddy I wish I could hug you one last time. I am so glad I went to your job a few weeks ago to see you. God lead me there after I got out of class. We didn’t always see eye to eye but I had always loved you. One of the best memories I have of you when would take me and my friends to every softball game we played we all would be piled up in the back of the truck. He always had the cooler filled with drinks for us. I love you and you will always be my heart.

Gloria Abbacchi

February 20, 2021

With deep regret we announce the passing of Danny Wayne Corbett he was my partner for 30 years he loved life and Baker Roofing where he worked for 53 years it was the only job he had and barely missed a day snow ice or rain couldn’t keep he from his job the photo of him was when he was 17years old and had dyed his hair blonde he thought it was the greatest photo ever carried it in his wallet for 52 pretty torn up but he didn’t care showed it off as if taking yesterday you are so sadly missed and will always be remembered Rest In Peace loved and missed

Kourtney Abbacchi

February 20, 2021

I’ll forever love my papa more then he’ll know, I wish he wasn’t gone. The only memory that plays in my head over & over is when he first got his new truck we sat in the yard for hours picking out the nails that were in the back laughing and just having a good time. I also love when he asked me to help clean the truck which y’all wouldn’t think would be funny until you know he NEVER kept his truck clean so too me it’s just funny.

Christopher Brackin

February 20, 2021

So sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. I worked with Danny when I first started at Baker. I was his helper for 2-1/2 years. I will always be indebted to him for all he taught me during that time. We worked together for 41 years, until I left Baker back in 2018. I have a lot of good memories of the misadventures we shared while I was his helper as well as when we worked together on jobs after I became a foreman. I will always look for him when I go to the SMS and when I don’t see him I will feel sorrow but will smile when I think back on all the good times we had! Sincerely and Respectfully,
Chris Brackin