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James Bright Corbin

February 6, 1937 February 24, 2019
James Bright Corbin
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Obituary for James Bright Corbin

James Bright Corbin, 82, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019. He was born in Allegheny County Virginia, February 6, 1937 to James Pering Corbin (1907-2004) and Margaret Catherine (nee Ergenbright) Corbin (1903-1980).

“Little Jim” Corbin grew up in Covington, Virginia in the family home on Maple Avenue with his parents, and grandparents, Conn B. and Christina Blanche (nee Clark) Ergenbright. He attended the University of Virginia and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in biology (1959). He joined the US Army as part of C Company 1st MTB-66th Armor 2nd Armored Division in Fort Hood, Texas and then was assigned to the field hospital in Sam Houston Texas (1960-1962). He completed his pharmacy degree at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and married Anna Seward Wallace (1936-2005) his wife of 40 years, both in 1965. Jim worked in pharmacy for 50 years before retiring in 2015. He made his home with his two beloved cats, Bonnie and Clyde, at King’s Grant in Martinsville. His work on genealogy of both the Corbin and Ergenbright families brought many cousins together.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Christ Episcopal Church with Rev. Nicholas Hull officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County, 132 Joseph Martin Hwy., Martinsville, VA 24112.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville, VA is serving the Corbin family. Online condolences may be made at

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Christ Episcopal Church

311 East Church Street
Martinsville, VA 2412

Christ Episcopal Church
311 East Church Street Martinsville 2412 VA
United States

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