Clifford Carrel Corbin

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Clifford Carrel Corbin was born October 16, 1950, at Cordell, Oklahoma, to Thomas Carrel and Doris Evella Corbin. Cliff passed away on Monday, December 2, 2013, at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, at the age of
63. Cliff attended first grade at Snyder, Oklahoma, then completed the rest of his schooling at Clinton, Oklahoma. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1968, and from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford in 1972 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. In March of 1972, Cliff married Wanelda Berry in Cordell, Oklahoma. Cliff and Wanelda had two children. A son, Reed Alan, was born in June of 1974, and a daughter, Chelsey LeAnn, was born in March of 1978. Shortly after their marriage, Cliff and Wanelda moved to Frederick, Oklahoma, where Cliff became manager of the C.R. Anthony store. He was the youngest manager in the extensive C.R. Anthony chain at the time.  In 1975, the family moved to Pittsburg, Kansas, where Cliff opened and managed a new Atwoods Farm Supply Store. He then transferred to the Atwoods
store in Clinton as manager. In 1979, Cliff moved his family to Bessie where they lived for 13 years. Always looking for a challenge, he managed the OTASCOΠ 14 Store in Cordell, and Slawson Oil in Hinton. He worked as Office Manager at Robertson’s in Cordell, worked at SWODA in Burns Flat, and managed C & M Oilfield Services in Weatherford. In 1988, Cliff began working at Western Technology Center in Burns Flat. He held various 
positions at Western Technology Center during his 25 years there. At the time of his death, he was the Assistant Superintendent, Business and Industry Services. During his years at WTC, he continued his education, receiving a Masters of Education degree in 1991, and a Superintendent Certificate some years later. He also taught a night class in Stained Glass for more than 20 years. In 1992, they moved to Cordell. Cliff served as a City Councilman for Cordell for ten years. He also obtained his Real Estate license and had the distinction of selling the very first house he ever showed. In 2007, Cliff and Wanelda bought a home in Oklahoma City, in preparation for retirement. They spent their weekends at the Oklahoma City house and Cliff worked part-time at the Brooks Brothers Clothing Store in the Outlet Mall. In September of 2011, he learned he was to become a
grandpa. To be near their family, they sold the house in Oklahoma City and moved back to Cordell, where they lived at the time of Cliff’s death. One accomplishment Cliff was proud of was that he appeared on the game show, Wheel of Fortune in 1992. He did solve a puzzle and won enough money to pay for the family’s trip to Hollywood for the taping. Everyone who knew Cliff, knew his favorite hobby was  shopping and he liked shopping
for clothes the best. That was true until Madalyn Grace was born. She became his favorite hobby and he became her Poppy. Cliff was preceded in death by his parents, Carrel and Doris Corbin, a sister, Cathie, and a son, Reed. He is survived by his wife Wanelda of the home, a daughter Chelsey and husband Greg Derieg, one grandchild, Madalyn Derieg, and a daughterin- law, Savannah Corbin, all of Cordell, Oklahoma; one brother, Steve Corbin and wife, Ree, of Weatherford, Oklahoma; Wanelda’s parents, Dacus and Peggy Berry, of Cordell; Wanelda’s brother, Lavern “Straw” Berry and wife Penny of Cordell; and two aunts, Oma Lee Evans, of Cordell, and Darlene Carter of Hobart. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held for Clifford Carrel Corbin at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2013, at the First Baptist Church, Cordell, Oklahoma, with Rev. Terrell Romberg, officiatingand Rev. R.B. Mathis, assisting. Burial followed in the Lawnview Cemetery, Cordell, Oklahoma, under the  direction of Musick-VarnerFuneral Home, Cordell, Oklahoma.