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Mr. Corbet Nicholos Jones was born July 22, 1950, to Charlie and Reba (Eddins) Jones in Center, Texas.
On Oct. 23, 2023, he was released from this wordly body to a new realm of an eternal and glorious existence in the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Corbet acceped Jesus as his Savior in 1976.
Corbet was born into a family that would eventually consist of six children: Charlene, Kenneth, Corbet, Nelda, Robert, and Isaac. They were not a financially wealthy family but they were raised in church and had one another.
Corbet lived in the Broaddus area most of his life. he started school in Broaddus with Mr. K.P. Jeanes having to drag him from his older brother Kenneth's room and take him back to his class. He graduated in May 1968 and hated every day of his 12 years of school.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was inducted on Nov. 22, 1968. He was at Fort Polk, La., U.S. Army Training Center/Infantry. He received orders to ship to Vietnam. his brother, Kenneth, was already in Vietnam and advised him to inform his commanding officer of the situation. He was then stationed at Camp Paine, Korea, which was a hardship tour. He guarded the DMZ and advanced to Gunner on a 105 MM towed howitzer shooting illumination rounds across the DMZ. He was released from active duty June 25, 1970, and was honorably discharged on Nov. 1, 1974, after completing reserve duty.
Corbet worked various jobs, including electrician, trimming trees off power lines, tire shop for his brother-in-law, Nat Willey, skidder driver for his brother-in-law, Jimmy Williams, pipeline construction with his father-in-law, Marion Bryan, and friend Johnny Hinson, pipeline river crossing with his brother-in-law, Jerry Purvis. The he bought a truck from Charles Lynn Williams in 1983. He contracted with various companies throughout the years but his favorite employer was Kenneth and Margie Nell Miller. He retired in 2018 due to health problems.
He met Margie Bryan in 1972. They married May 16, 1973, in Pineland, Texas, with Jerry Don and Jeannie Stanely as witnesses. They traveled many pipeline miles together with sons Shane and Chad and friends Johnny and Lenora Hinson and daughters Julie and Carla.
The truck driving days included many days, nights, early morning hours with the entire family working to repair motors, transmissions, u-joints, lights, wiring, and whatever could go wrong with a truck.
Corbet liked to fish and hunt squirrels. He did not eat squirrel but he supplied his in-laws Marion and Helen Bryan and Bonnie and Boosie Rushing with squirrels.
He loved his family, especially grandchildren, they were his pride and joy. His sister Charlene and brother-in-law Nat were special to him. Charlene had to assume the role of mother when their mother became ill for some months. Corbet had a special bond with her and and Nat, calling him his "second dad."
Corbet is survived by his wife of 50 years, Margie Bryan Jones; sons, Shane Bryan and wife Kimberly and Chad Jones and wife Wendy; grandsons, Matthew Bryan, Carson Jones, and Connor Jones; granddaughter, Ashlyn Bryan; brothers, Kenneth Jones and wife Emma, and Isaac Jones and wife Julie; sister, Charlene Willey and husband Nathaniel; sister-in-law, Jeannie Williams and husband Jimmy; sister-in-law, Gloria Purvis; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Reba Jones; brother, Robert Jones; grandparents, Nick and Mary Jones and Isaac Dewey and Emmer Eddins; parents-in-law, Marion and Helen Bryan; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Purvis.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, at Trinity Baptist Church, located at 310 FM 83 East in Broaddus, Texas, with Bro. Don Lofton and Bro. Gerald W. Sowell officiating. VFW and American Legion members will present military honors.
The family will begin receiving family and friends at 10:00 a.m. Saturday prior to the service.
Honorary pallbearers: Gary Williams, Timothy Williams, Tyler Williams, Matthew Williams, Jason Jones, Lee Daugherty, Darrell Snell, and Nicholas Carrell.
Corbet's family wishes to acknowledge special appreciation to these family members and friends, in alphabetical order, Barry and Janie Bennefield, James and Denise Bland, Gaylon and Janice Bryan, James Earl Bryan, Roy and Malinda Bryan, Lee and Michelle Daugherty, Doyle and Evelyn Davis, Hamp and Sara Gardner, Johnny Hinson and daughter Julie, Kenneth and Margie Nell Miller, Gloria Purvis, Gerald and Peggy Sowell, Jerry Don Stanley, Doyle and Karen Tibbitts, Calvin and Bernice Welch, Nat and Charlene Willey, Jimmy and Jeannie Williams, Gary and Amy Williams, Timothy Williams and Jaxon, Tyler and Kaitlyn Williams and Jordan and Haisley, and Matthew Williams, always there in the hospital to keep Corbet calm. Special appreciation is also extended to Summit Nursing and Rehab Center's staff, administration, nurses, aides, housekeeping for their excellent care and compassion.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas.