Robert Gail Corbett was born on June 23, 1939, in Salem, Ore. to Harley and Margery (Dooley) Corbett. Robert grew up in the Woodburn area.

He met Darlene Noeske and they married on August 10, 1958. Robert was a jack of all trades and did many jobs throughout his life but the one constant was that he was a wonderful family provider for his wife and children. Robert loved to go deer hunting and fishing in Crane Prairie, Ore. He loved to spend time with his wife, children, grandchildren and his great grandchildren. One of his favorite things to enjoy was ice cream. It was the simple pleasures in life that he appreciated the most.

Robert, 79, passed away on March 7, 2019 in Salem. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; daughters, Dawn (Dennis) Whitesides, Robin (Donnie) Smith and a son, Duane Corbett; seven grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Arrangements by Weddle Funeral Service.

A Celebration of Life will be held March 16 at 2 p.m. at Cascade Gateway Park in Salem.