Cartwright, Sr., Corby Lee

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM

Service Location:
Graveside at Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO

Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to American Legion Post 347, St. Clair, MO


Corby Lee Cartwright, Sr. of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home surrounded by the love of his family on February 1, 2018, having reached the age of sixty-two years, three months and fifteen days. Corby was born in Washington, MO, on October 16, 1955, son of Clifford Eugene Cartwright and Maxine D. Cartwright nee Moseley. As a young man he was united in marriage and blessed to have one son. In later years he was blessed to have another son.

Corby is survived by his mother, Maxine Cartwright Scheske and life companion, Maurice Reynolds, known to all as Moe, of St. Clair, MO; by his sons, Clifford Cartwright of St. Clair and Corby L. Cartwright, Jr. and wife, Abby, of the state of Arkansas; by his brother, Terry Cartwright and wife, Sheila, of Sullivan, MO; by his niece, Candyce Cartwright of Sterling, AK; by his girlfriend, Pam Frossard of St. Clair; by one aunt, cousins and many friends.

Corby was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Cartwright; and by his step-father, Ervin Scheske, Jr.

Corby was a graduate of St. Clair High School Class of 1974 and was Vice President of his class. During his working career he was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. He retired after over twenty years working as a welder out of the Union hall. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 347 of St. Clair, now known as the American Legion Auxiliary. He had a passion for motorcycles and enjoyed going riding and taking road trips with his friends. He also enjoyed working on old classic cars. Corby was an outdoorsman at heart and especially liked to target practice. Corby was a friendly, outgoing man with a keen sense of humor and the ability to make others laugh. He cherished the time spent with family and friends and those times will never be forgotten.

A kind and loving son, father, father-in-law, brother, uncle, nephew, companion, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation was held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, February 5, 2018, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Graveside services were held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Midlawn Memorial Gardens in Union, MO, with Bobby Havin officiating. Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 347, St. Clair, MO or to the charity of your choice. Mercedes