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Kelly M. Corbitt


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Kelly M. Corbitt, passed into the loving arms of his Lord, surrounded by his family, on Saturday October 7, 2017 at the age of 64.
He was born in Grand Junction, Colorado on June 20, 1953. He is proceeded in death by his father and mother Harry M. and Dovie L. (Carr) Corbitt Jr., Sister, Janie S. Hall.
Kelly leaves his wife of 43 years Faith A. Hamilton Corbitt; his daughters, Melinda (Chad) Steele, Jessica (Danny Jr.) Brown, Krista (Sawyer) Reed; his 5 grandchildren, Trinity and Cole Steele, Danny III, Jonathan and Serenity Brown; his brother Kim D. (Jackie) Corbitt; his Brother-in-Law, Charles L. (Maryann) Hamilton, Sister-in-Law Donna J. Hamilton (Al) Collar; 6 nieces and 5 nephews, 7 great nieces and 5 great nephews, and so many wonderful and loving family and friends. He loved his Jenny, his beloved rescue dog. He claimed that it was she that rescued him through his ten year battle with cancer.
As a young man growing up in Roswell, he loved spending his summers at Camp Wehinahpay on staff. While attending high school he ran cross county, played tennis, and was in the RHS band. Graduated from Roswell High in 1971. Kelly went to college in Silver City, NM at Western University. His love for flying lead him to join the Navy in 1972. He served as an air crewman aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. While stationed in San Diego, he earned his pilots license. Moving back to Roswell in 1980 he worked as an apprentice learning his wood working trade and had a passion for building custom furniture and cabinets. Kelly worked and retired from the Roswell Post Office after 32 years. Kelly and Faith moved to Logan, NM (Ute Lake) in 2014 where he was building his retirement home and a month before his passing received his certificate of occupancy.
Kelly was a man of strong faith. At an early age Kelly served as an altar boy at St. Thomas A. Becket and as an adult an active member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church serving as lay reader, chalice bearer, youth leader, and Sunday school teacher. His love for God, Family, and County were evident to all.
Kelly was well known and an active member of the community. He was a very caring and compassionate person and had a smile for everyone. Kelly will be greatly missed by family, friends, and all who knew him.
A celebration of his life will be held this coming Spring in order that family and friends and all who may wish to pay their respects may attend.