Gladden Clark Corbin was born Nov. 28, 1927, in Lamesa, TX, to W.H. “Buck” Corbin and Josephine Culbertson Corbin.
He moved to the Corbin “home place” in Lampasas County when he was 3 years old. He attended grade school at Clayrock and graduated from Lampasas High School.
He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Manila, the Philippine Islands. He later lived in Lampasas and was a photographer, retiring from civil service in the photo lab at Fort Hood.
Gladden married Anneta Marlene Machen Corbin in 1951. He enjoyed history, photography and collecting cameras. Gladden enjoyed taking pictures, whether people, landscapes, flowers, local events or family. He recorded local events throughout his lifetime. His photos may be found in various publications, books, magazines, histories of this area and many family albums, along with several hundred wedding albums. Gladden enjoyed sitting on his front porch watching the birds. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his family. He was a member of the First Street Church of Christ.
Gladden is survived by sons, Madison “Matt” Corbin and wife, Beth Studdard Corbin and Clark Corbin; daughter Anneta Corbin Darrow and husband Ralph Darrow, all of Lampasas; grandchildren Selena Darrow Bailey and husband, Bob, of Cedar Park, Grant Corbin and wife Tabitha Moore Corbin, of Waco, Kelly Corbin Morton and husband, Stephen, of Belton; and five grandchildren. Gladden was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother and sister-in-law, Roland and Avila Machen Corbin. In lieu of flowers, his family invites you to support Gladden’s love of history by donating to the Lampasas County Museum. Checks can be mailed to Attn: Corbin Memorial, Lampasas County Museum, P.O. Box 373, Lampasas, TX, 76550.