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Friday, June 14, 2024

Jessie Melvin Corbitt Sr.

Jessie Melvin Corbitt Sr.
Jessie Melvin Corbitt Sr.

Jessie Melvin Corbitt Sr., 89, passed away on May 10, 2024, in Ocala, Florida.

Jessie was born in Kirkland, Georgia, to Samuel Ben Corbitt and Virue Corbitt on September 24, 1934. He was a licensed plumber for more than 60 years. He enjoyed going to the greyhound and horse racing tracks, playing cards, dancing, and spending time with his family.

Jessie is survived by his sister, Lou Ann Johnson, of Davie, Florida, his children Ronald Lee Corbitt, James Alan Corbitt, Jessie Melvin Corbitt, Jr., all of Citra, Florida, Rhonda Corbitt Polite of Beverly Hills, Florida, Marco Garcia of Jacksonville, Florida, Robbie Cox, Sr., of Tampa, Florida, and Janet Borden Corbitt of Beverly Hills, Florida, his grandchildren Trena Middleton of Lakeland, Florida, Melissa Ruy of Orlando, Florida, Crystal Corbitt of Sparr, Florida, Christina McCandless of Crawfordsville, Indiana, Shune Polite, Jr., Shynicia Polite, Shania Polite, Alan James Corbitt all of Citra, Florida, Christopher Oliveri of Ocala, Florida, Carter Patrick Corbitt, Dempsey Chase Corbitt, Connor McGivern, Derek McGivern all of Ocala, Florida, Robbie Cox, Jr., of Tampa, Florida, Cody Cox of Miami, Florida, and several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He is also survived by his significant other, Sandra Marshall.

He is predeceased in death by his parents, Samuel Ben Corbitt and Virue Corbitt, his brothers Willard Lee Corbitt and Dempsey Lamar Corbitt, his wife Carol Jean Corbitt, his sons Dempsey Earl Corbitt, Kennith Lamar Corbitt, and Craig Elder.

Visitation and funeral service will be at Roberts Funeral Home located at 606 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Ocala, Florida, on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.