OBITUARY

Kevin Edward Corbin

November 21, 1979October 10, 2020

Kevin Edward Corbin was tragically taken from us on October 10, 2020 at the age of 40.

Kevin was born November 21, 1979 to Edward and Carla Corbin. Kansas City born and raised, he attended Center High School and went on to have very successful careers with AOS Technologies, Cisco Systems and HashiCorp. Kevin and his wife were also proud partners of Martin City Brewing Company.

Kevin leaves behind his loving wife JoAnna and two beautiful children, daughter Ryan Carrington(6) and son Macalan Edward (3). He is also survived by his mother Carla Corbin, his sister Amanda Adams (Chancie), their children, Ava and Aria, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Steven and Jessica Hill and their children, Alec, Annabelle, Olive and Connor, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Laura Gitterman and their children, Madelynn and Sophia, as well as numerous adoring aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Edward, his maternal and paternal grandparents, and his four legged besties Kace, Newman and Sydney.

What Kevin loved most was spending time with his family. His biggest accomplishment and most prized title was that of being a father. His heart was huge and his love was infinite, especially for that of his beautiful wife Jo Anna. Kevin was fiercely ‘Forever Royal’ and a hardcore Chiefs fan. Whether it was a home computer problem or a large scale corporate enterprise network solution, his passion for technology and his ability to solve any problem was unmatched. Coding, family campouts, going fishing, trips to the beach, mowing the lawn with the kids and sailing on the Rum Runner were just some of the greatest moments for Kevin, JoAnna and their families.

Kevin also knew no strangers. He could easily pick up a conversation with anyone. Kevin could go toe to toe in any great debate over a wide array of different topics. On a Saturday night you could find him with the Wolfpack listening to Blackhawk radio, Hard Way in hand, giving words of wisdom to any open ear. “I find these things just work themselves out” is a phrase Kevin would often say.

Kevin thrived in any new adventure, as he proved when he became a COVID-born day trader. There was no task too big or too challenging for him. Kevin was always two feet in, knees deep. Forever knocking it out of the park. Kevin will always be remembered as the superhero he was.

Please join us as we celebrate Kevin on Sunday, October 18th with a drive-up visitation at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home from 3-5pm. Celebration of Life Service will be held the following morning on Monday, October 19th at 10am at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection located at 13720 Roe Ave. All are welcome. Accommodations will be made for all those wanting to attend if maximum capacity has been reached. Mask required. Private burial for family to follow.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to Camp Kesem, an organization dear to the Corbin’s at donatekesem.org. Donations to the family gofundme account can be made here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/kevin-corbin-family-children

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Garrett Damron, Pallbearer
  • Jason Mensing, Pallbearer
  • Micah Cornett, Pallbearer
  • Bret Hochanadel, Pallbearer
  • Steven Hill, Pallbearer
  • John Crider, Pallbearer
  • Lucas Smith, Pallbearer
  • Mike Norman, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Private Graveside Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020

Memories

Kevin Edward Corbin

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Kari Brady

October 21, 2020

Dear Carla, my heart goes out to you and I'm keeping you, Kevin's wife and their sweet children, your grandchildren, in my prayers.
For some reason the first memory I had of your son when Sandy gave me the news was remembering hearing from my brother I believe, "Carla had her baby. A boy." To some it might at first seem strange that was my first thought, but I believe I was thinking of the joy you felt when he was born and now the sorrow that has to be nearly unbearable. Maybe too because in my prayers for you I think of our Blessed Mother Mary holding her firstborn son and the heartbreak she herself went thru.
Carla, being blessed with a son of my own I can not fathom your loss. What you are going thru breaks my heart as well and I pray somehow you will find comfort in your faith.
Even though I didn't know Kevin personally, just by reading what people who did know him have written here brought me to tears again and looking at photos of him made it even easier to see what people were saying - that he was always smiling, had a positive attitude, and believed things always had a way of working out. I think I read "...two feet in, knees deep...forever knocking it out of the park" - wow. In these posts I can only feel your loss that much more in the way they describe an incredible man. How proud you must be, Carla. Always. What an incredible human being he became with you as his mother. What an amazing husband he must have been to JoAnna and a father that will forever be missed.
I can only pray for your comfort and of course JoAnna's along with his precious beloved daughter and son thru the grace of God. Continued prayers for Amanda and her husband as well.
God bless you, Carla. I pray you feel His presence always with you. May you feel our Blessed mother's mantel wrap around you, knowingly comforting you in your sorrow. I am certain Kevin's spirit is with JoAnna, their children, you and Amanda
With love and deepest sympathy,
Kari

Natalie Wellington

October 21, 2020

The first time a met Kevin was on the way to a Royals game (shocking, I know). He and JoAnna had been out on a date a few days before and it was clear, she was "into him". On our way into the game we got stuck in a massive traffic jam. We were sure we would miss the first few innings. JoAnna and I were totally annoyed, but not Kevin. He just sat in the back seat, smile on his face like it was the best damn traffic jam he'd ever been in. I remember thinking, "when we get to this game I'm gonna have talk to Amanda about this goofy brother of hers." We made it to the game on time and by the third inning I was laughing hysterically with Kevin, JoAnna, Amanda and Chance. I learned very quickly that Kevin wasn't a goofy brother, he was a happy human. I'm going to miss a lot about Kevin.

Jackie. Hofstetter

October 19, 2020

I can’t even imagine what happened. We all love you. Jackie, Wayne, ryan , and Leah. You are so special.

Jenna Hernandez

October 18, 2020

Rest In Peace Kevin. We had some good times together.

David Lowe

October 18, 2020

We were so sad to hear the news about Kevin yesterday. We didn't get the chance to meet him 2 yrs ago but heard he was a great guy. Our love, prayers and condolences to you Joanna/family.

Gingette Damron

October 16, 2020

When I first got the news I was completely shocked and saddened to hear of Kevin passing. Kevin has been a huge part of me and my families life since i was 16 yrs old and such a beautiful person inside and out! I have several wonderful memories but a few of my favorite memories with Kevin is out at a family friends farm fishing with my son and friends on a little boat that should have sunk with so many on it, another is watching him practice being a father with my sons and royals games of course! Kevin was a great friend and loved by so many. Joanna I offer my condolences to you and the family during such a tragic time, as well as lifting up you and all in prayers, I still remember the day Kevin met you and shared with me how great of a women you are and as they say the rest is history. If there's anything at all I can help you with please don't hesitate to ask! Once again im so very sorry for your loss.

Rhonda Mahon White

October 16, 2020

Amanda, I am so very sorry for the heartbreaking loss of your brother. He was out at the lake with Chancie and friends last summer when our boat began taking on a lot of water. I will always remember how Kevin jumped in to help us out on that day even though he did not know us well. What a great guy. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and all of the families involved.

Katy Daugherty

October 16, 2020

I’ve known Kevin and JoAnna since we were very young. I was never particularly close with either of them but I do know that Kevin was almost always smiling when I saw him. He was adventurous and larger than life. His passing is a loss for many who loved him. I pray that his family find peace in time and know that he is watching over them from heaven.

Mary Johnson

October 15, 2020

JoAnna I am so sorry for your loss, I did not know Kevin bit I have heard many many wonderful stories about him. Know that you are on my thoughts and prayers.

Lauren Lewandowski

October 15, 2020

Kevin, thank you for being kind to an awkward new kid freshman year in high school. I knew if I saw you I would have a place to sit and a friend to make me laugh. I will miss those inside jokes, your incredibly loud voice and your laugh. I'm sorry we lost touch over the years. I pray that you are in a better place, that you are embraced by God's love and that Class of '98 will all be young again in the hereafter. God bless.

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