Larry Wayne “June” Corbitt, Sr
Birth: December 4, 1952
Death: April 11, 2006
Larry Wayne (June) Corbitt Sr., a resident of Pinckard, departed this life on Tuesday, April 11, 2006. He was 53.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 17, at Patterson Street Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Adolph Nobles officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Dothan. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Visitation will be this afternoon from 3 until 6 p.m. at Horace Williams Mortuary.
Mr. Corbitt was born Dec. 4, 1952 to Aaron and Willie B. Curry Corbitt. He retired from the City of Dothan after 20 years with the Leisure Services Department. Mr. Corbitt was blessed with the God given talent of carpentry and mechanics under the guidance of Johnny Owens.
His mother and a daughter, Tracy Wynn, preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving wife, Sandra Delores Corbitt, Pinckard; five sons, Stewart Corbitt, Larry (Natalie) Corbitt Jr., Kenneth (Kwane) Kennedy Sr., all of Dothan, Kevin Kennedy, Midland City, Jermaine Wynn, Pickard; three daughters, Ninette (Dennis) Woods, Headland, Hazel Hoover, Elkart, IN, Kandee Kennedy, Atlanta, GA; father, Aaron (Ruby) Corbitt, Dothan; five sisters, Betty Blue, Dale, SC, Mary (Anthony) Hayes, Mary Hammond, both of Dothan; Cynthia (Lonnie) McKay, Headland, Beadie Price, Sayreville, NJ, one brother, Melvin (Sharon) Lewis, Dothan; raised as brothers, Harold (Jerlene) Corbitt, Dothan, Anthony (Viola) Corbitt, Conley, GA; sister-in-law, Margaret Doster, Pinckard; two uncles, Larry Curry, Sammie (Susan) Corbitt, Machroyce (Christine) Corbitt, Dothan; three aunts, Catherine Newell, Recy Morrison, both of Dothan, Annie P. Curry, Newville; god-sisters, Winnie Davenport, Ginnie Neal, both of Dothan, Debra Miller, New Castle, DE; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special friends at Dothan Radiator, Dothan Body Shop and all of the Acid Plant Hill family; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, Midland City, Dale County, Alabama, USA, Plot: Garden of Resurrection, 139, #5
The Dothan Eagle
Matt Elofson – Aug 22, 2008
A Headland man apologized to nearly a dozen people Friday, moments after he pleaded guilty to the murder of their relative.
Johnny Thomas, 31, pleaded guilty to the shooting death of Larry Corbitt on April 11, 2006.
“I’m sorry, ya’ll did make me part of your family,” Thomas said. “I don’t know what went over me that week. I pray one day that ya’ll do forgive me.”
Circuit Court Judge Lawson Little sentenced Thomas to the maximum sentence on multiple felony charges, including murder. The sentences for all the charges will be served concurrently not consecutively. Thomas pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree assault, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree domestic violence, along with murder.
Mary Hayes, Corbitt’s sister, testified at the hearing, and said Thomas was no longer part of their family.
“Most of all, Johnny, we loved you, and we tried to make you a part of our family,” Hayes said. “Someday God is going to let me forgive you.”
Corbitt, 53, of Pinckard, was fatally shot and a 52-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy were injured during the shooting, according to a previous Dothan Eagle report. Police said Corbitt was a cousin of Thomas’ wife, Latonya Thomas.
Thomas’ stepson, Chuckie, was shot in the buttocks when Thomas shot through a door. The woman, identified by neighbors as Juanita McKay, was shot in the arm and Corbitt in the back and shoulder area, according to previous reports.