Robert "Bob" Joe Corby of Aledo, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 62 on Monday 22 June.
Bob was born on December 20, 1957 to John William Corby Jr. and Hazel (Davis) Corby in Marlin, Texas.
He grew up in Bruceville-Eddy, where he graduated from high school in 1976 with the title of valedictorian, most likely successful, and the most athletic in his class of 15 students. He attended Texas A&M University, where he graduated in Agricultural Engineering in 1980. Shortly thereafter, Bob started working at the Engineers Corps of Fort Worth, Texas, and received his Masters in Civil Engineering from ; University of Texas at Arlington. .
During his bodywork period, Bob met his 35-year-old wife, Jennifer (Kor) Corby. Bob and Jennifer were married on 30 June 1984 in Fort Worth.
Bob later took up a job at the National Weather Service and, after 35 years of federal service, retired in 2015.
Bob and Jennifer moved to Aledo in 1992, where they raised two children, Jeff and Aaron Corby. Bob had many hobbies, including: anything Texas A&M, woodworking and fishing. However, Bob had an immense passion for two things, service to others and his family. Whether it was training a sports team, leading a travel group on a mission or simply helping a neighbor, Bob was always involved in the activities of his family and his ecclesial community at the United Methodist Church of Aledo.
For the past two years, Bob has been able to find his greatest passion in life with the birth of his grandchildren, Paxton and Connor. He was the best husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend that anyone could ask for and we will miss him very much.
Bob was predestined by his father, John Corby, Jr., his mother, Hazel Corby and his brother, John Corby, III. He survived his wife, Jennifer, his son Jeff and his wife, Erin, of Aledo, his son Aaron and his wife, Kathleen, of Benbrook, and his two grandchildren, Paxton (2) and Connor (1).
A funeral service will be held at the Methodist Church of Aledo United at 10 am on Friday 3 July. Instead of flowers, don't hesitate to make a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association www.abta.org.
Community news July 3, 2020