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2016-01-14

Todd Robert Corbitt

1960-2015

Todd Robert Corbitt, 55, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, at his home of 15 years in Lakehills.
He was born April 3, 1960 in Grand Junction, Colorado, to Tom and Karma Ezell Corbitt Bogdan.
Todd attended Bandera High School after he and his mother moved to Lakehills in the late 1970s. He cared for the horses at the Lost Valley Guest Ranch, while his mother worked as secretary for the late Mr. Morgan.
Todd and his mother later moved to Irving where he attended and graduated from Nimitz High School in 1978. After graduation, he enrolled in a trade school for welding, graduating at the top of his class. After working as a floor hand in the Texas oil fields, Todd was accepted in the union for plumbers and pipefitters in Dallas.
During those years, Todd married Denise Johnson and the couple had two beautiful daughters, Breanna Danae and Cassidi Courtney. After they divorced, Todd fathered twin boys, Todd Robert Jr. and Robert Christopher.
Although he didn't see his children as often as he wished, he was proud of them and proud to be their dad. Todd loved them with all his heart.
He also enjoyed the outdoors - seeing a beautiful sunset, taking walks in the rain and swimming in a lake or river. But mostly he loved to build a huge bonfire and sit watching the flames late into the night - special times spent with his love, Rita.
A kind soul, Todd truly loved all animals and his fellow man. He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and he never complained or gossiped.
He is survived by his loving companion of 15 years, Rita Peterson, of Lakehills; daughters, Breanna Corbitt of Dallas, and Cassidi Corbitt and Houston Fisher of Cleburne; sons, Todd Corbitt and Bobby Corbitt of Gonzales; brother, Ron Corbitt and his wife, Jill, of Idaho; stepsisters, Barbara Bogdan Marshall of Massachusetts; Terri Bogdan Pennell and her husband, Neil, of Alabama; and Sandi Sears Corbitt of Nebraska; stepbrother Eric Bogdan of Houston; his father, Tom Corbitt and his wife, Dee, of Ohio and a beautiful granddaughter, Addyson Ellen Fisher, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.
Todd was preceded in death by his stepfather, Albert Bogdan, and mother and best friend, Karma Bogdan. Todd's greatest heartache was when she was no longer here to talk to.
Additionally, Todd remained in contact with lifelong friends, Jack and Brenda Lynch, Scott Brittain, Dave and Karen Sundae, Richard Lara, Chris Lansford, Don Shippy and Dee Kuhlman.
These and so many more will remember Todd for his wild and crazy sense of humor and sometimes dangerous, adventurous stunts. Usually the "life of the party," Todd kept the laughter and spirits going.
Other special family members whom Todd held close in his heart are Cindy, Mikaela and Luke Tschirhart, Tige Bucchino, Ruby, Sandy Ollis and Randall Oliver, and preceding Todd's death, Jimmy Oliver, as well as another special friend, Denise Johnson.
Todd also left behind two loving dogs that he called "the kids" - Georgia Girl and Mr. Breeze. His favorite weiner dog and pal was PeeWee, who probably greeted Todd on his journey.
Todd's tragic death should be a reminder to us all that anxiety, depression and pain are real. If you know someone who is suffering please reach out to them - if only with a phone call - to say "thinking of you."
That is what Todd did - he loved us all. Until we meet again, fly high our freebird, fly high.
A private viewing was held on Dec. 21 at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville and a Celebration of Life Memorial will be announced at a later date.
A loving thank you goes out to everyone for their prayers and comforting acts of kindness during this most difficult and sad time; to Bandera County EMS for their prompt and professional response; and to Grimes Funeral Chapels, who took such special care of our loved one.
God Bless You All.