Harold Corbin

December 20, 2018

Harold Allen Corbin, 86, of Manhattan, was called from this earth to that house not made with hands on Monday (Dec. 17, 2018) from the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.

He was the eldest son of Ray and Arlene (nee Martin) Corbin. His parents preceded him in death. Harold was born in Central Missouri on Sept. 19, 1932, and moved to Joliet to work for Caterpillar after his service to our country during the Korean War.

Harold had a passion for the agriculture business and a deep-rooted belief that providing for his family was his most important duty. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to couple his passion with his sense of duty when he left Caterpillar to provide agricultural services to farmers in the region. His passion for the ag industry allowed his business to grow his other passion for the trucking industry. He was the founder of Corbin Trucking and continued to drive his own truck into his mid-70s, completing his days of labor working for New Ag Center in Monee. Harold was a hardworking man who lived life very simply. He loved talking with his sons about their work, as they all work in some aspect of the ag or trucking industry. He found great pleasure in being surrounded by his family, which is where he was when he left this earth.

He was a 55-year member of the Matteson Masonic Lodge 175 in Joliet, an organization he believed brought out the best aspects of a man. He also was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Manhattan.

Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Marie (nee Draves) Corbin; five beloved sons, Rob (Leann), Jim, Mike, Jeff (Debbie), and Greg (Dawn); as well as 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary; and two brothers, Floyd and Gene Corbin.

Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St., Manhattan, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, with his final journey to the Manhattan Center Cemetery, with full military honors by Manhattan Post 935.

Memorials may be made to the Joliet Area Community Hospice or American Lung Association.

Please sign his online guestbook at forsythegouldfh.com.


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