OBITUARY

Mark David Corbitt

November 17, 1965June 29, 2019
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Mark David Corbitt, age 53, of Chelsea, Alabama passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019. He was born in Lancaster, PA on November 17, 1965. Mark graduated from Eastside High School and received a Bachelor’s degree from Erskine College. On March 20, 2008, he was married to Sandra Corbitt. They were married for 11 happy years. Mark worked as an accountant for Research Solutions Group. He was a member of Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church, where he worked for more than a decade with the youth group and went on multiple mission trips. He loved the Atlanta Braves and the Clemson Tigers. He enjoyed movies, sports and Disney World. Mark will be truly missed by those who hold memories of him close to their hearts. Mark is survived by his mother, Nancy Corbitt; brother, John Corbitt, his wife Michelle and their sons Ethan and Ryan; mother-in-law, Ruth Patterson; sister-in-law, Lisa Tanz, her husband Dana and their son Zack and daughter Zoe. He is preceded in death by his father, Reverend James Corbitt. Psalm 91:1-4 King James Version (KJV) He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

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  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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Mark Tankersley

July 4, 2019

I love the Corbitt family. The Lord used Mark's dad, Jim Corbitt, to be a major part of my personal transformation in Christ and my preparation for gospel ministry. He continues to use Nancy in my life in very significant ways as I observe her love and perseverance.
I knew Mark and John primarily from what was a pivot point in many of our lives ... Devenger Road (Grier Memorial) ARP Church.
I was blessed to read all of the comments on this website as the comments gave me a window into his world since the Lord sent us both out into our different arenas of life and ministry. I am still stunned by the reality of his passing, and my heart breaks for his immediate family and all of those closest to Him ...
I am always grateful for the special time we had together in Greenville, SC at Devenger Road ARP Church. We always had a mutual respect, love, and appreciation for each other. Mark Corbitt was Mark Corbitt ... he didn't try to be someone else. He was the man God made him to be, and He always seemed satisfied to be that man. He knew Jesus Christ. Our Lord loved Him and gave Himself for Mark Corbitt. May that bring deep peace, everlasting hope, and overwhelming comfort to Sandy, Nancy, John and all your extended family. May the presence of Christ in the presence of the Holy Comforter be so real to you that you realize that you are Not Alone ...
"the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words" (Romans 8:26).
With Love, Sorrow, and Gratitude,
Mark Tankersley

Susan (Milford) Glenn

July 3, 2019

I first met Mark when we were very young and his dad preached at our church, Bethlehem ARP, near Due West, SC. Later, we became friends at Erskine. The things I remember most about Mark are his great sense of humor and his loyalty. His wife and family are in my prayers.

Amy Conner

July 3, 2019

I grew up in church with Mark. We bonded over music. He was my first concert buddy. We went on many mission trips together and he was always up for some good practical jokes. Such a sweet and funny guy. I have so many good memories of him. He will be missed.

Brian & Tiffani Medlin

July 3, 2019

Mark was like a brother to us. So many great memories; church, beach trips, hockey games, baseball games, football games; too many to list. We will miss him greatly.

Dorothy Nelson

July 3, 2019

My husband Dennis and I worked with Mark at Fluor. We were not only colleagues but friends. We worked on a large project and many of us became friends. We had many lunches and sushi dinners as a group. Eventhough we were seperated by many miles we kept up with others lives on Facebook. Mark was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed.

Lori Lawing

July 3, 2019

We are so, so sorry about the loss of our dear friend, Mark Corbitt. Hard to comprehend. We've known Mark for 30 years, like a brother since Jim and Nancy have been like our third set of parents. It was always great to see Mark and Sandy on our many visits to Greenville. Our hearts are heavy for Nancy, Sandy and her family, and John and his family. May you each find comfort and strength in our good and gracious God. "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints." Ps 116:15

Much love and much prayer for you,
The Lawing family

Jewel Oddo

July 3, 2019

We are the 6 grandchildren, Mark Corbitt, John Corbitt, Jewel Hay Oddo, Cindy Corbitt, Ben Hay, and Stephen Corbitt, of the late Jewel and “gentleman “ Jim Corbitt. Today , we lay to rest in heavenly peace our oldest cousin, Mark David Corbitt. We have to give him back to our Father, who first gave us this amazing gift of loving and being loved by Mark, in his gentle way.
He was quiet but known for his impeccable character, inner strength, loyalty to his wife and family, heart for God and the youth of this world, his kindness, humility, and very dry sense of humor.
I witnessed the very special brotherly bond between Mark and John. My prayer is this bond will continue through Ethan and Ryan. He was one of my first friends, as cousins often are.
I made numerous special family memories with him, as his father and my mother were very close siblings, and his mom, Aunt Nancy Corbitt, was a just like a sister to my Mom!
Cousins teach us who we are and what is most important and become a part of who we become. Thank you Mark Corbitt for loving me and becoming the man you did.
It was obvious your love and devotion to your loving mom and dad, to John and his family and to the love of your life. You were an incredible and amazing son and brother, uncle, cousin, friend and husband. I loved watching you find and fall in love with your soul mate, Sandi Patterson Corbitt. She is your heart !
It is through tears of gratitude and hope that I know we will meet again. Enjoy the reunion in the sky with Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, your loving dad, my beautiful mom, our grandparents, your mom’s parents, Uncle Bob, Aunt Lorena and the rest of Family already there.
We will take special care of your mom, brother, nephews, and the love of your life, Sandi . Good-bye for now, that is until I see you again. Rest In Peace, beautiful cousin! I love you and will remember you forever , as you are a part of my heart. ...~Jewel ~.

Nick Wilson

July 3, 2019

I worked with Mark at the BMW Performance Center, he always spoke and had a smile on his face no matter the day or the situation. He will be missed and certainly never forgotten. We have suffered several losses from the PC family over the last few years, it's never easy to lose family. Rest my brother for you are in the arms of the Lord forever.

Katie Malphrus

July 3, 2019

Mark was a great friend to me and Phillip for many, many years. Mark's dedication to the youth at Devenger Road ARP had a huge influence on me and many others. From the many Bonclarken and beach trips, lock-ins, & missions trips, to weekly Bible studies/youth group meeting, Mark was always there, willing and able to serve the Lord and encourage the youth. In addition to his love for the youth, Mark loved sports! Mark and Phillip would go play golf on a regular basis. Sports was a regular part of their conversations. Mark and Phillip both loved movies and they always had to quote a line or two from various movies given the current conversation going on at the time. One of the things we always loved to talk about was Disney! When our next trips were planned, where our favorite places to eat and stay were, and what we thought about the new or changes in attractions! Several years ago, we were able to meet Mark and Sandi down at Disney World. We all enjoyed the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. That trip was one of our most memorable trips together! We will miss Mark greatly but rejoice that he is in heaven and will see him again one day! Our thoughts and prayers are with Sandi, Nancy, and the entire family. We love you very much!

Gentry McColm

July 3, 2019

Where do I begin? So many memories of Mark at Grier Memorial, and (later) Devenger Road, and we both worked at Sam Wyche Sports World. He was always jealous of my superior basketball skills! One thing that will always stick out: when I was in the hospital recovering from my car accident, Mark faithfully visited me all the time. He and I weren't particularly close at the time, but he would come and just sit with me. That meant so much to me! I'm grateful for our friendship.

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Mark & Sandi on their honeymoon

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