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Obituary: Bill Earl Corbin, 71, Columbia, KY

Mr. Corbin was a gentle, deeply loved citizen whose life epitomized selfless public service. He was a longtime member and officer of the Adair County Rescue Squad, a member of Hood Lodge for over 50 years. He was a member of Beulah Chapel Brethren in Christ Church and a valued member of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce and the Green River Kruzers Car Club. He will be long remembered and deeply missed by all who knew him and his wonderful smile, his ever uplifting nature. He had a unique ability to make each person he met feel better about themselves when they were with him

Bill Earl Corbin, 71, 1331 Taylor Ford Road, Columbia, Ky. passedaway Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 6:05amCT, at his home after an illness.

The funeral service was Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, Liberty Road, Columbia, KY.Masonic rites will conducted Friday night, March 13, 2009, at 6:00pmCT by Hood Masonic Lodge #839 at the funeral home. Visitation will be at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 200 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY on Friday, March 13, 2009.

He was born April 18, 1937, the son of the late James Earl and Bessie Burton Corbin.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Jean Corbin, Adair County, KY (1934-2013) and the following:
  • One daughter: Debra Corbin of Columbia, KY

  • Four sons: Kevin Corbin and his wife Virginia, Columbia, KY; >Randy Corbin and his wife Sarah, Columbia, KY; Charles Crain, Elizabethtown, KY and Paul Crain of Munfordville, KY

  • Two brothers: Jerry Corbin and Fred Corbin, Columbia, KY

  • Two sisters: Betty Lou Gilbert, Columbia, KY; and Eula Jane Corbin of Somerset, KY

  • And 10 Grandchildren, four great Grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emma Ray Mont.

He attended the Beulah Chapel Brethren In Christ Church. He owned and operated B & B Contracting. He was a member of the Adair County Rescue Squad for 16 years and was an officers in the squad. He was a member of Hood Masonic Lodge #839 and a member of Columbia Adair Chamber of Commerce and of the Green River Kruzers Car Club.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

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