Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Thomas Corbitt Dies At 73

Colonel Thomas (Dick) Richard Corbitt, United States Air Force (Retired), 73, of LaBelle, passed away on January 30, 2016, at Gulf Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers, Florida.

Tom was born in Miami to James Allan and Hazel Louise Corbitt on November 2, 1942. He attended Hialeah High School, graduating in 1960. After graduation, Tom joined the Air Force, serving as an enlisted man for 13 years. Following graduation from Florida State University in 1973, he received his commission and served his country with honor and distinction for 43 years, until his retirement in 2003.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Hanna Antonie Corbitt. He is survived by his wife, Linda Corbitt; daughter, Michele Surdam (James Surdam); son, Thomas Richard Corbitt II (Angela Corbitt); four grandchildren, Matthew, Alex, Wesley, and Lucas; his step-sons, Justin Papineau (Carolyn Papineau), and Jason Fela; brothers, James Allan Corbitt, Jr. and Jack David Corbitt (Jane Corbitt); sister, Helen Louise Campbell, and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 4:00 p.m. at his home on the Caloosahatchee River. Military Honors will be performed by the Air Force. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the Labelle Library, 461 N. Main St. Labelle, FL 33935.

Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

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