Raymond A. Corbin Jr.



Raymond A. Corbin Jr., (60), of Talent passed away at Rogue Valley Medical Center, with his family by his side. "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same."



Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 at Jacksonville Cemetery.



Raymond was born May 17, 1948 in Portland, Ore., to Raymond and Eleanor Corbin. Ray served in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1968, during the Vietnam War, as a 3rd Class Boilerman on the USS Picking. He married Rosa Bautista in January of 2001. Raymond has a great appreciation for history and enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting guns, and taking long country rides with his loving wife.



Ray worked for Associated Fruit Company for 35 years as the Shipping and Cold Storage Supervisor. People that worked with Ray greatly respected him and enjoyed being around him. Ray was a leader and mentor, always honest and fair. A man of integrity.



Survivors include his mother, Eleanor, of Phoenix, Ore.; wife, Rosa, of Talent, Ore.; and two daughters and two step-sons, Terry Corbin and Tracey Corbin, both of Brookings, Ore., and Sergio Arroyo and Julian Arroyo, both of Talent, Ore.; brothers, Larry and Dennis Michael Corbin, both of Central Point; and sisters, Kathy Balero, of Talent, Lisa Corbin, of Central Point, and Janice Cervantes, of Mexico; two grandchildren; two step-grand children; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Sr.; brother, Gary Corbin; and one grandson, Traye Corbin.



Ray Butch will be missed by all who knew and loved him. We have wonderful memories of his boundless generosity, quick smile, humor, and wit. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. His love for his family and friends was evident to everyone he came in contact with.



Brother Butch is missed already, but we know he is free. We love you. Arrangements by Perl Funeral Home.