CASSOPOLIS, Mich. — Warren Warner Corbit, 81, a lifelong resident of Cassopolis, Mich. died peacefully, Monday, May 12, 2014, in Forest Glen of Dowagiac.
Warren was born Feb. 8, 1933 to John and Frances (French) Corbit. He married Dorothy Susette Verburg on Oct. 4, 1952, in Cassopolis. She preceded him in death July 25, 1999. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Rick Warren Corbit; one sister, Lorraine Burmeister; and one brother, Johnny Corbit.
Warren served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Also known as “Squat,” he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, especially doting on his grandchildren. His daughters call him the hardest working man they had ever seen. He worked since third-grade, including a paper route and setting pins at the bowling alley. Squat was a great athlete and was a local high school basketball star. An avid woodworker, he made several things for each of his daughters. He read every is Louis L’Amour novel several times.
Warren will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Suzette Corbit of Traverse City, Janet L. “Janae” Cooper of Cassopolis, Tracy (Dennis Krupp) Wall of Cassopolis; eight grandchildren, Heather (Pat) Harding of Dowagiac, Amber (Nick) Fryman of Decatur, Mariah Wall of Ann Arbor, Skylar Wall of Cassopolis, Brandon (Jaime) Cooper of Mount Sterling, Ky., Erika (Jason) Smith of Cassopolis, Andrea (Victor Torres-Velez) Torres-Cooper of Montclair, N.J., Lucas (Megan) Cooper of Portage, Mich.; 12 great-grandchildren; uncle, Jack (Ida) Corbit of Cassopolis; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway St., Cassopolis, with the Reverend Martha Cooper officiating. Mr. Corbit’s remains will be laid to rest with full Military Honors beside his late wife, Dorothy, in Reames and Norton Cemetery, Cassopolis.
The family prefers memorials in Warren’s memory be made to Southern Care Hospice, 1911 West Centre Avenue, Suite 1, Portage, Michigan 49024.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.