Wayne Corbin (1948-2018)
David Wayne Corbin passed away January 4, 2018 following an extended illness. Wayne started his career in aquatic plant management with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission and moved to the St. Johns River Water Management District in 1985. He worked at the District for 20 years, retiring in 2005 as head of the Aquatic Plant Management Program.
Wayne was elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society and later became Vice President. He was elected President of the Society in 1993 and remained an active member until his death. Wayne also served on the Interlachen Town Council in Putnam County for three terms.
Besides a passion for the aquatic plant industry, Wayne also had a real passion and talent for music. He played with several bands before and after retirement; two of them were “The Weeds” and “Fat and Sassy.” He also enjoyed fishing and hunting with his beagles. He was a kind man with a great sense of humor.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society Scholarship Fund, PO Box 560700, Orlando Florida 32856-0700; the Putnam First Cancer Fund, Inc., 600 Zeagler Drive, Palatka, FL 32177; or the American Diabetes Association, 2301 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite 126, Maitland, Florida, 32751.