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W.R. Corvin Obituary

W.R. Corvin Obituary

Posted on: March 21, 2012

Dr. W. R. (Ray) Corvin was born on December 25, 1921, and went to be with his Lord on March 14, 2012. He was born and raised on a farm near Ada, Oklahoma. His parents were Will and Lou Ellen Corvin. His earlier life jobs include farm hand, business manager, radio announcer, debater, military service, minister in a Methodist church and Pentecostal Holiness churches.

He was married to Geneva Goodman for 43 years, having 3 children (Geralon, Venita and Doug). He earned numerous degrees including a B. A. from the University of Oklahoma, Masters of Divinity from Garrett Theological Seminary, doctoral work at Northwestern University and the University of Oklahoma, a Ph.D from the University of Oklahoma and an honorary Doctor of Humanities. Dr. Corvin served as a vice president and later as president for 15 years of Southwestern College. He was vice president of Will Rogers Bank for 5 years. Upon the death of Dr. R. O. Corvin, he assumed the presidency of the University of Biblical Studies for over 15 years. After Geneva’s passing in 1984, he married Nina McDaniel until her passing in 2008.

He is survived by two daughters, Geralon (& Danny) Ore and Nita Twyman, and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Corvin. He was known to his 8 grandchildren as their beloved Tonta. He is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made in Dr. Corvin’s memory to Southwestern Christian University, PO Box 340, Bethany, OK 73008. Viewing will be at Chapel Hill Funeral Home from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Wednesday and from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm on Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, March 23, 2012 at Southwestern Christian University with interment following at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Please visit Dr. Corvin’s online memorial at www.chapelhill-okc.com.  

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