86, Blountsville, died Feb. 15, 2012, at the residence. A lifelong Blount County native, he was predeceased by parents Thomas and Della Berthie Culbreath Corvin, first wife Louise, grandson Michael Owens, and six siblings.

Mr. Corvin was a remarkable man devoted to wife Elaine, his family, his church, and his country. He was a United States Army veteran stationed with the medic division in England during World War II. He received the Army Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Medal of Victory, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and the American Campaign Medal. He was a member of the first Honor Flight from Alabama in 2008 from Blount County to Washington, D.C. A devout Christian, he was a founding member of the Worship Center in Oneonta, and instrumental in the formation of the Hope House. Most recently a member of Blountsville United Methodist Church, he served on mission committees and was active with adult studies and the church building fund.

After retiring from the Jefferson County school system’s carpentry and maintenance department, Mr. Corvin built and installed cabinets locally for many years. He and wife Elaine traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and took a memorable trip to Thailand. Possessing a quiet strength and positive attitude, he was known by family and friends as a tireless worker, loyal friend, caring father, doting grandfather, first-rate gardener, and cook who had a sparkling sense of humor.

He is survived by wife Elaine Claburn Corvin; daughters Diane ( Jim) Hawkins, Jacksonville, Fla., Judy (Hobert) Burney, Spanish Fort, Ginger (Otis) Perkins, Royal; son Wayne (Dana) Claburn, Oneonta; grandchildren Diana ( Justin) Gibson, Scott Owens, Gavin Hawkins, Logan, Meghan, and Nicole Claburn, Alex and Claire Perkins; great-grandchildren Katelynn Hudson, Mason and Grayson Gibson; sisters Darnell Bicknell and Daphine Young, both of Oneonta.

Michael Carver, Bud Jones, and Alex Beaube officiated the service at Blountsville United Methodist Church on Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. A military burial at Blount Memory Gardens Mausoleum followed with Bob Robinson, Bobby Morris, Andy Neill, Phillip Vaughn, Albert Drake, Dan Fulenwider, and Simon Martin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Scott Owens, Gavin Hawkins, Wayne Claburn, Logan Claburn, Otis Perkins, and Alex Perkins. The family asks that memorial donations to the Blountsville United Methodist Church building fund be made in lieu of flowers. Blountsville Funeral Home directed.

–obituary written and paid for by family