James Earl “Buddy” Corbitt, age 72, of Calvin, LA., entered his eternal home Sunday, September 12, 2021, in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family and friends.
Buddy was born September 10, 1949 in Winnfield, LA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Francis Corbitt; and one sister Wanda Faye Davis.
Buddy served in the Army (1969-1971) serving in the Vietnam War. Upon discharge, from active service, he served in the Louisiana National Guard for 25 years. He worked as a butcher for many years prior to his illness. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 48 years, Glenda Corbitt, two sons Michael Corbitt (Denise), Jason Corbitt (Jennifer), one daughter Renita Wall (Otis Lamar), seven grandchildren; Taylor Corbitt (Crystal), Mark Corbitt, Shayne Corbitt, Hunter Corbitt, Kayden Corbitt, Maggie Wall, Trey Wall, two brothers; David Corbitt (Cheryl), Ronnie Corbitt, one sister; Shirley Dubois (Hank) and a host of nephews and nieces.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Southern Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Bro. Charles Malone and Bro. Billy VerHoef officiating. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Serving the family as pallbearers will be Robert Davidson, Terry Barton, Cole Garrett, Dewayne Maines, Jason Norman and David Jackson. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Bates, Brian Brock and Greg Brock.