OBITUARY

Floyd Weldon Corbin

May 17, 1929November 29, 2012

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.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2012
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Amy Blanchard

December 6, 2012

Katy and Terry, It sounds like you had an amazing Father and I know you will miss him very deeply. Again, your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, Amy Blanchard

December 4, 2012

Katy, Terry and Families, Deepest sympathy in the loss of your Father.
You and your families will be in our thoughts and prayers.

The Raymond Hatch Family

Pam Cain

December 3, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Katy and Terry, I remember your Daddy from high school.

Tina Copeland

December 3, 2012

There are no words that can do justice at this time of loss. The only thing one can say is he is not hurting any more and he is home with our savior. Weldon will be missed dearly but he will live on as others still do in our hearts and our memories. I have been blessed to have known him as a part of his family. I know my dad will miss him dearly. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a kind heart. He also sure could play some croquet. Our prayers are with the family but take comfort in knowing he is in a better place and we all should be so excited to get there ourselves one of these days. What a day that will be. Love you all.
Tina Copeland

cindy sharkey

December 2, 2012

Katy and Terry my deepest sympathy goes to you and your family. We will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Scott and Cindy Sharkey

Julie Huggins/Lewis

December 2, 2012

Katy,
So sorry for your loss,
but what a joyous day it is, for your Mother.
Until you are united again , may you find the strength to get through these
days ahead.
God Bless you and your Family.
Julie Huggins Lewis

Ronnie Phillips

December 2, 2012

Katy, Terry, Bobbie and CW
I am deeply sadden to hear about Weldon and it breaks my heart to know that the world has loss another great man. I knew your Dad and your Grandfather very well and worked with him quite a few years. I know how close you all were and what a tremendous influence he had on each of your lives. What I remember most about Weldon was that he had an amazing personality and was a good, honest, decent man with the kind or morals and values that are so hard to find these days. I know you are going through a very difficult time right now and I just wanted to let you know that I am truly sorry and very saddened to hear about Weldon and wanted to offer my condolences. There is obviously no good time or way for someone whom you love so dearly to pass away, however, I am certain he is in a much better place and with renewed health and spirit. I know this is a life changing experience forever, just remember all the good times you shared with him and all the love he gave each of you throughout the years and that he will live in your hearts forever. I hope that somehow this heartfelt message finds it way to you all today and please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and that I do care. May God pour his blessings on each of you and give you the strength to get through these difficult times.

December 2, 2012

Katy and Terry, although I hadn't seen your father since the days my sister, Sandra, used to babysit all of us, I still remember him. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your children.

Kay Souder Watts, Leesburg, Texas

December 2, 2012

Katy, may God Bless you and your family.
Jimmy Curry- Keller

Glenda Shoemake

December 1, 2012

Katy, Terry, CW and Bobbie - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I know your hearts are filled with wonderful memories of your special Dad/Grandfather. God Bless all of you.