James E. Corbett, 88, of Kincaid, passed away at 4:00 a.m., Monday, October 5, 2015, at Taylorville Care Center. He was born July 13, 1927, in Kincaid, the son of Emmett and Grace Clinton Corbett. He married Louise H. Hinman on November 24, 1951, and she preceded him in death on August 21, 2009. He served as a US Marine in World War II. Mr. Corbett was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church in Kincaid. He worked as a coal miner for Peabody Mine #10. He was a member of UMWA, a Past Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Kincaid City Council where he was also a Trustee. Mr. Corbett was a huge Notre Dame fan.
He is survived by his daughters: Patricia Moses of Springfield, and Pamela Strell, husband Gary, of Springfield; son, Mike Corbett, wife Kim, of Chatham; four grandchildren: Brent Moses, (Stephanie), Jamie Dial, husband Aaron, Chelsey Corbett, and Stacey Strell Cardona, husband Rich; seven great grandchildren; and one sister: Patricia A. Warren of Kincaid. Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, and one great grandson: Solomon Dial.
The family will host a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, to be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, October 9, 2015, at St. Rita Catholic Church, Kincaid. Fr. Mariadas Chatla will officiate. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of James or condolences to the family may be left on line at www.mcclurefunealhome.com