Gary Clark Corbett

Gary Clark Corbett

October 30, 2021, 76, Goldsboro –

Gary Clark Corbett, 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 30, 2021 at his home in Goldsboro, NC. He was born on March 7, 1945 in Wayne County, NC to Mark and Clara Corbett. A 1963 graduate of New Hope High School, he retired from Sears in Goldsboro, NC after 40 years of service.

A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he served as Bishop of the Goldsboro Second Ward, as an ordinance worker in the Raleigh, NC temple, and as a service missionary in the Chesapeake, VA mission.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mary Elizabeth “Joy” Corbett.

In addition to his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Alton Corbett, and his sisters, Judith Corbett, Esther Mae Stewart, Bernice Corbett, Edna DuBois, Norma Weaver, and Janet Price.

He is survived by his children, Mark Corbett (Nancy) of Goldsboro, NC, and Michelle Jordan (David) of Asheville, NC; his grandchildren, Clark Poston of Rexburg, Idaho, Morgan Paige (Jake) of Layton, Utah, Lauren Corbett of Wilmington, NC, Katherine Collins (Grady) of Goldsboro, NC, Jordan Corbett of Goldsboro, NC, Connor Poston of Asheville, NC, and Chloe Poston of Asheville, NC.

He is also survived by his brothers, Gene Corbett of Fuquay-Varina, NC, and Gordon Corbett (Jolene) of Walhalla, SC; his sister, Linda Edwards (Ronald) of Goldsboro, NC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1000 11th Street, Goldsboro. A service to celebrate his life will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Interment will be in the Smith Family Cemetery near his home.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to his caregivers and medical providers, as well as all those who have provided acts of kindness during his illness.

Flowers are welcome, however, the family suggests that donations be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 2309 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

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