June 02, 1921 - April 05, 2013
Service: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 11 a.m. in Salem United Baptist Church, Kendallville
Calling: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 2-8 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday
Corbet Slone, 91, of Kendallville died Friday, April 5, 2013, in Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville with his family at his side.
He moved to Stroh in 1952, coming from Vest, Kentucky. He has resided in Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville since September, 2011.
Mr. Slone began his career working in a sawmill. He then drove truck, worked on the railroad, and retired from All Metal in Ligonier.
He was a member of the Salem United Baptist Church where he was a very active and faithful servant. He served as deacon, trustee, and clerk of the church.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Corbet loved to glorify the Lord through song and in message. He enjoyed mowing grass, gardening, hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He was known for telling jokes and giving away candy.
He was born June 2, 1921, in Raven, Kentucky, to Amos and Dallie Slone. On July 20, 1942, in Vest, Kentucky, he married Sophie Gibson. She preceded him in death on May 22, 2003.
Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, LaDonna McConahay of Big Turkey Lake, Betty and Billy Tuttle of Hudson, and Joeann and Ronald Spade of Angola; 11 grandchildren, Chad and Robin Tuttle of Howe, Shawn Tuttle of Hudson, Clarissa and Gene Fugate of Garrett, Arletta and Jerry Smith of Angola, Tim and Kim McConahay of Hudson, Sherry and Kirk Noll of LaGrange, Steven and Regina Mynhier of Pueblo, Colorado, Debbie and Mike Uhl of Kendallville, Karen Guise of Fremont, Tara and Russell Ratliff of Angola, and Allison Slone of Angola; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren due in May and October; a sister and brother-in-law, Daisy and Al Amburgey of LaGrange; and a brother and sister-in-law, Austin and Elmetta Slone of Wolcottville.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Don Slone; a son-in-law, Larry McConahay; a grandson, Christopher Ray Mynhier; three sisters, Brookie Click, Beulah Grigsby, and Geneva Lawson; and two brothers, Cullen Slone and L.D. Slone.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Salem United Baptist Church, Kendallville with Pastor Billy Ray Tuttle and Rev. Elmer Slone officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery at Kimmel.
Pallbearers will be Steven Mynhier, Timothy McConahay, Chad Tuttle, Shawn Tuttle, Kirk Noll, Mike Uhl, Jerry Smith, and Gene Fugate.
Calling is Monday, April 8, 2013, from 2 to 8 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.
Preferred memorials are to Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
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Betty and Bill, I am sorry for your loss. I remember my mother, Luna Hicks, being very fond of Corbet and Sophie.
Sending our deepest sympathy to the family.. Church will never be the same without Brother Corbet there.. We love all of you..
LaDonna and family, We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers. With love, Nina & Adreion
Dear Betty & Bill, Harrison & I are very sorry to hear about Corbet. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. All our love, Harrison & Sandy
Donna, Betty, and Joann, So sorry I can't be there my heart and prayers are with you all .I loved your mom and dad and love you all to .He has been a faithful servant and now home at last When we meet them all again we will never have to say goodby! PRAISE GOD HE LIVES!!!!
Please know that you are all in our prayers. Corbet was a wonderful man! My mother, Wanda Armstrong, lived across the street from Corbet & Sophia for many years. He cut Mom's grass, took her places, was so good to her. Corbet will always have a special place in our hearts. May God Bless you all and give you peace and wonderful memories at this difficult time. Love and Blessings to you. Bill & Pat
I read with sorrow of the loss of Mr. Slone. I extend my deepest condolences over your loss. May God hear your prayers, comfort you and bring you peace. And always remember, death is not the end. We have the promise of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; our loved ones will live again. Galatians 1:3; John 5:21, 28, 29; Matthew 5:5. Heartfelt prayers are with the family.
We will miss Bro. Slone so much! Our prayers and condolences are with the family. God bless.