RANDOLPH, Ill. -- John Grady Corbitt, 76, formerly of Benton, Mo., died at 4:
49 a.m. June 20, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.
Born Sept. 28, 1929, in Camden, Tenn., son of the late Meredith Smith and Ila Jane Wiseman Corbitt, he was a minister of nondenominational churches in Kansas and later owned Oil Field Construction Co. in Flora. A 1949 graduate of Benton High School, he attended Hope Christian Church in Waterloo.
On Sept. 8, 1949, in Charter Oak, Mo., he married Lois Anita Reed who survives of Red Bud.
Other survivors include: two sons, John R. Corbitt of Pacific, Mo., and Eric P. Corbitt of Pawnee Rock, Kan.; two daughters, Sandi Roper of Festus, Mo., and Kirsten Ober of The Woodlands, Texas; one brother, Gretson Corbitt of Gerald, Mo.; three sisters, Katie Asbee of Kirkwood, Mo., Brenda Dishinger of Warner Robins, Ga., and Ruth Koch of Arlington Heights; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and one granddaughter also preceded him in death.
Visitation is from noon until 1:45 p.m. Friday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Oakdale Cemetery in Commerce with the Rev. Richard Artis officiating.