WARREN, Ohio – Marcus Garvey Corbin, 94, of 2107 North Park Avenue, Warren, departed this life Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. of natural causes.
He was born January 30, 1922 in Gray, Pennsylvania, the son of Alvin B. and Lelia Dowe Corbin, residing in the area since 1942.
Mr. Corbin was employed with Packard Electric for 44 years in Plant 10 Rod Mill, before retiring in October 1996.
He was a Sunday School Superintendent at Main Street C.O.G., then merging with York Avenue C.O.G., where he sang in the Choir and was a Lay Minister.
He played with the Warren GC’s as a third baseman, infielder and shortstop.
Mr. Corbin was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing horseshoes, reading, composing songs and poems. His original composition of “Pete the Tramp” has been recorded. He graduated from California High School in Pennsylvania.
He served honorably in the U.S. Army as a Corporal, receiving several honors.
He married Julia Bell Isom Corbin October 20, 1956, she died February 9, 1996.
He leaves to mourn one daughter, Ms. Andrell C. Stevens of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one stepson, Sherwood D. Isom of Youngstown; five grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one stepson, Carl Isom; five brothers, William, Edward, Nathaniel, Leonard and Walter Corbin; two sisters, Ruth Corbin Logan and Loraine Corbin Tucker and one grandchild, Carlson Isom.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the All Souls Body of Christ.
Calling Hours will be held one hour prior to service (10:00-11:00 a.m.).
Arrangements of comfort were handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, November 2 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.