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Monday April 22nd, 2019
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James Randal Corbitt, Jr.

James Randal Corbitt, Jr., 39, of Springdale, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Arkansas.

James was born on January 29, 1980 in West Helena, Arkansas, a son of James R. Corbitt, Sr. and Laurie L. (Fischer) Corbitt. 

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Norman E. Corbitt, Sr. and maternal grandmother, Roberta “Birdie” Proctor.  

James is survived by his mother, Laurie Corbitt; his father, James “Randy” Corbitt, Sr. both of Springdale, Arkansas; his siblings, Heather Corbitt Wilder and husband Patrick of Springdale, Arkansas and Tyler Corbitt of Little Rock, Arkansas; two nieces, Olivia Corbitt and Bonnie Wilder of Springdale, Arkansas; paternal grandmother, Pat Smith of West Helena, Arkansas; six uncles, Scooter Corbitt, Derril Corbitt, Terry Lynn Corbitt, Todd Fischer, Tory Proctor, Toby Proctor; and his aunt, Robbie Dyer.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11:00am at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel in Springdale, Arkansas.  Funeral service will begin 12:00pm.  Pastor Wes George will officiate the service.  The family would like to thank the staff at the Springdale Health and Rehab Nursing Home and the Northwest Medical Center ICU in Springdale for their kindness and service.  Donations can be made in his name to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, www.christipherreeve.org.  To sign the online guest book please visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com. 

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My heart is saddened to hear of Randy's passing. Love and prayers to all of his family. I helped care for Randy in Hot Springs for a couple of years. He was a joy to be around. A great friend. Always smiling and picking with me. He always stressed the "auRa" in my name, so I would hear him pronounce it correctly, instead of saying it like most people did, saying "ora." Ill never forget that about him. It was definitely a privilege to have known and cared for him. He is truly missed.

Laura Sheets Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

I remember many fun days in elementary school with him and several others! Most of us moved away from HWH and went on to graduate from other places, but we are all HWH kids! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristy Davison Jun 20 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.i was in 9th grade science with Randy.He was such a handsome young man.He was always acting a clown in class.My thoughts are with y'all.Rip Randy.

Amanda Andrews Jun 20 2019 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your loss. Randy was a great guy, I helped take care of him at Springdale Nursing & Rehab, always onery & joking around. He will be greatly missed

jennifer thorne May 20 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear this. I never met him, but I have prayed for him many times during recent years. My heart breaks for the Corbitt family at this time. May God wrap His arms of comfort around you all.

Rick McGarrah Apr 22 2019 12:00 AM

Randy and Laurie thinking of you both wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain.

Eddie and Debbie Swinney Apr 20 2019 12:00 AM