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The Rev. Dr. James T. Corbitt, 79, of Greenville, S.C., passed away Monday, May 1, 2017, at his residence.
He was born in Ashland the son of the late W.M. "Jim" Corbitt and Jewel Corbitt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Hay.
Rev. Corbitt earned a chemical engineering degree from Virginia Tech and worked as an engineer for 11 years before God called him into the ministry. After graduating Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss.
Rev. Corbitt founded the Devenger Road Presbyterian Church formerly known as Grier Memorial Presbyterian Church in Greer, S.C. After 18 years as pastor he served as director of Outreach North America in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church before retiring in 2004.
He received honorary doctorates from American Theological Seminary in Los Angeles, Calif., and from Erskine College in Due West, S.C. Rev. Corbitt had an extensive counselling ministry throughout his career and was fundamental in starting numerous congregations in the A.R.P. Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Nancy; two sons, Mark Corbitt (Sandi) of Ala., and John Corbitt (Michelle) of Texas; two grandchildren, Ethan and Ryan Corbitt; and two brothers, Steve Corbitt of Kentucky and Stan Corbitt of Texas.
A worship service celebrating Jim's life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Devenger Road Presbyterian Church in Greer.
Friends may call at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Outreach North America or to Devenger Road Presbyterian Church.
The Mackey Mortuary in Greenville, S.C. is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be left at mackeymortuary.com.
Published on May 2, 2017
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