Your presence we miss.
Your memories we treasure.
Loving you always.
Forgetting you never.
  • 57 years old
  • Born on September 12, 1959 in El Reno, Oklahoma, United States.
  • Passed away on August 17, 2017 in Burlingame, California, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, Billie Gene Corbin Jr.

Thank you to all who came to celebrate Billie's life with us. It was very nice to see everyone and we hope you enjoyed it <3 


Billie Gene Corbin Jr. passed away on August 17th, 2017 at Mills Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, CA after a nearly 3-year battle with pancreatitis. During his last few days, he was moved to his favorite room in 4 west that had a clear view of the helipad he saw being built the past year he was there. He was 57 years old. He is survived by his wife Beverly Corbin, daughter Cassandra Corbin, brother Jeff Corbin, mother Mary Herpel and father-in-law Gary Herpel.

Born and raised in El Reno, Oklahoma, Billie always enjoyed puzzles and playing games with his Brother. He also enjoyed bowling, ping pong, billiards, tennis, hunting and river rafting. In high school, he thrived in shop classes and learned to paint cars. As soon as he graduated he worked at Custom Grinding and Machining for almost 10 years. He left to work as an IATA Certified Hazmat Packer at San Francisco Packing Corporation.

Billie was more than just a loving husband and father; he made an effort to help others whenever he could. He was a favorite around the figure skating community and was known for his innovative and enormous props. Not only did he do props on his own, he also collaborated with others, becoming the Prop Masters. He loved working behind the scenes at competitions and shows at Ice Center San Mateo, Nazareth Ice Oasis and San Jose Logitech Ice.  His handiness was always appreciated and he was ready to fix any problem that came his way.

We would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses at Mills Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, CA. Billie was always his happiest knowing he was being taken care of so well. 4West adopted him as their own when he was able to go to the 4th floor. E made sure he would stay on that side, They loved him and he loved them back.. Even though he spent most of the past 3 years there, his attitude never strayed from positive.

Posted by Mary Herpel on 27th December 2017
I'm sure you had a beautiful Christmas in heaven. Got to hear the choir of angels singing to our Lord. We all still miss you so much each and every day but I know we will all be together again one day. Our Christmas was different this year because it will never be the same without you. I'm sure our heavenly family was happy to have you there with them.Until we meet again my love, Rest in Peace.
Posted by Paul Brumley on 27th October 2017
It's never enough. The time we have on this earth with our family and friends. It's never long enough. But the memories we will hold close forever. Rest in peace.
Posted by Mitzi Hughes on 24th October 2017
Bill, you were a wonderful husband, father and friend. You will be sorely missed by everyone. Rest in peace. ❤️ Mitzi, Steve and Alex Hughes
Posted by Cindy Volz on 16th October 2017
I have so many memories of Bill but my first is when he offered to run to Home Depot to buy an Audio cable that went bad at the beginning of April Ambush. I remember thinking, Wow, you don't know me. He wouldn't take any money for saving my hide! That day started a friendship with Bill and his family that I have cherished every day since. Bill, Thank you for your friendship. You are missed everyday. Please give my love to mom too! - Cindy Wheeler Volz - R&J Video and ETC Sports Video
Posted by Kelly White on 15th October 2017
Bill, Rest In Peace. Thank you for bringing Cassie to the skating rink every Saturday so our girls, Kaitlin and Paige, could skate with her. You were so nice to the girls and we have never forgotten. We are still in shock ❤️
Posted by Patty Hansen on 12th October 2017
We will never know a more loving, caring, doting husband, dad, son, brother and genuine friend as Bill. Bill, you were always ready to lend a helping hand to all of us. You had the talent of figuring things out no matter what it was. The creative sets you built for the ice rink were amazing! John remembers when you and Ron would come to Sonora to fish. John would go to the Bay Area to fish as well. You guys had a fun time. John, always loved your work stories. Especially, when you had to do some creative packaging. He wondered what the recipients thought! Bill, you were a valiant fighter especially the few weeks before you passed. There were a lot of prayers said for you and family. We still pray everyday for Bev and Cassie and the rest. Beverly and Cassie we will always be here for you. Bill, loved life as is evident from his courageous struggle to live. Despite his pain and suffering . But now he will be rewarded with more peace and enjoyment than he ever imagined! May your light continue to shine brightly in our hearts! With our love, hugs, kisses and blessings, John and Patty Hansen ❤
Posted by Noble Cobbins on 11th October 2017
"Bill, your were the best neighbor that anyone could have had. I learned a lot from you, working on cars, building fences and many other helpful hints on repairing things around the house. won't forget that we always would greet each other with a hand shake whenever we would meet up. I say farewell and I am thankful to have known you. Rest in Peace Bill"
Posted by Steve Lee on 10th October 2017
Bill, I have so many great memories of the things we did together, you are the brother I never had,you are the best brother in law i could of asked for ,i know i haven't been around for awhile but i always thought about you and we had some good talks .I will miss you but never forget you ! I believe I will see you again someday. Rest in peace my brother!!!
Posted by Karen Musser on 10th October 2017
Bill you will be missed by all who knew you. You were such a special person. You were always smiling, happy and made those around you thankful you were in their lives. It is hard to accept your passing and come to terms with the loss. Your spirit will always be with us. Your struggle has finally ended and you are now at peace. ❤️
Posted by Mary Herpel on 4th October 2017
My precious son, I miss you so very much. RIP my gentle giant. No one will ever be able to take your place in my heart or in my life. I pray that the Lord Jesus has laid His gentle hands on you and healed you. Now I pray that He heals me, my heart, my emotions, my spirit, my body and my soul. Until we meet again my love.
Posted by Nancy Brim on 3rd October 2017
Bill, you were truly a kind and giving soul. A good friend to Jeff, Olivia and I. Through this whole ordeal, you managed to tell a story,crack a joke and put a smile on our faces. It seems unbelievable you are gone. We will miss you.
Posted by Julie Lowndes on 1st October 2017
To my gentle giant : Thank you for always bringing my artistic dreams to life! You always brought a smile to my face whenever I saw you and you will continue to do so whenever I think of you. It has been my honor to know you and your legacy continues with your amazing family. God Bless
Posted by Colleen Ishida on 1st October 2017
Bill, you were a big guy with a gentle soul. You always put others first. You were a great friend to our family. We miss you. Rest in peace ❤️
Posted by Jill Rodriguez on 1st October 2017
Bill, whenever I saw you, you made my day! I miss you! Jill Rodriguez

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