Clinton Dale Corbin | 1951 - 2010 | Obituary

Clinton Dale Corbin
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Clinton Dale Corbin

Born: May 16, 1951
Died: July 05, 2010


SERVICES - Memorial services will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 14, 2010 in First Baptist Church in McLean with Rev. Thacker Haynes, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church in McLean, and Rev. Jeff Messer of Amarillo, officiating. A cookout memorial for his Oregon friends will be held at his Siletz River home on August 28. A memorial for his Wimberley friends on the Blanco River July 18.

INURNMENT - Hillcrest Cemetery in McLean.

ARRANGEMENTS - Robertson Funeral Directors of McLean.

Clinton was born May 16, 1951 in Pampa, Texas to Troy and Jerry Evans Corbin. He grew up in McLean and graduated from McLean High School. After graduating high school he attended West Texas State University for a short time and worked at Bell Helicopter. Wanting to see the world, Clinton moved to Austin in 1972 where he enjoyed the days of the Armadillo Headquarters and Waylon, Willie, and the Boys. This was only the beginning of his journey. He later lived in Steamboat Springs and Breckenridge, Colorado where he worked in construction and cross country skied to work everyday. He was soon called back to Central Texas to the warm weather and rivers in Wimberley. He lived there for many years working as an electrician and carpenter while he built his own log cabin on the Blanco River. Once again the need for adventure took hold and Clinton moved to Lincoln City, Oregon on the Northwest Pacific Coast where he started Corbin Construction and Property Management. He contracted with the State of Oregon to provide the environmental cleanup of drug labs across the state and later did property management for the vacation rental business. Clinton was a funny, kind, generous, active, robust and caring man. He loved his family and friends and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He took in needy children and stray dogs and took good care of all of them. Clint loved fishing and horses and his beautiful place along the Siletz River. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his wonderful laugh that made everyone around him happy. He was a joy to all who knew him and we will miss him very much. Remembering him will bring an ache to our hearts, but a smile to our face.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY - his father on January 3, 2010, one day before Clint had surgery for brain cancer.

SURVIVORS - his mother, Jerry Corbin of McLean; brothers, Troy Don and wife Debra of Clackamas, Oregon and Craig and dearest friend John Meadows of Wimberley; niece Nicole Corbin Lawson and husband Spencer, and nephew Drew Corbin and wife Carmen and their son Jones Clinton Corbin all of Portland, Oregon; and his beautiful daughter Lacey Schaff of Lincoln City, Oregon and a large extended family.

MEMORIALS - In lieu of flowers, the family sugest memorials to the Greater San Marcos Youth Council / PO Box 1455 / San Marcos, Texas 78667 or the Providence Foundations / Providence Cancer Center which provided him with wonderful compassionate care at PO Box 3338 / Portland, Oregon 97208.

THE FAMILY MAY BE REACHED AT - 14448 I-40 / McLean, Texas 79057. Phone 806.779.2790.

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