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Robert M. "Big Mack" Corothers

January 24, 1956 ~ June 20, 2020 (age 64)


Robert M. Corothers, son of the late Robert Earl Pegues and Katherin “Kat Lady” Corothers- Wells, was born January 24, 1956 in Oxford, MS. “Big Mack or Mack,” as he was affectionately called, accepted Christ at an early age and united with West Saint Peter U.M. Church.

He received his early education in the Oxford school system. Mack was united into holy matrimony to Debra Hodges and to this union, two children were born. In August 1980, he was united into holy matrimony to Clara Payton and to this union, one child was born. 

Mack was a very hard working man and gained employment as a truck driver for Johnson’s Furniture Company, B&B Concrete Company, and Oxford Sand and Concrete Plant. After retiring from Oxford Sand due to health issues, he took on a new hobby – chatting on his cb radio.

Before his health declined and when he wasn’t talking on his radio or piddling around on his beloved suburban, Mack enjoyed fishing, playing cards, providing encouraging words to young adults, and spending time with family and friends. He also love listening to old gospel music.

On Saturday morning, June 20, 2020, Mac made his transition from his earthly life to eternal life at his home with his wife by his side.

He will be truly be missed by his loving wife of almost 40 years, Clara Corothers of Oxford, MS; three daughters, De’Trecia Corothers of Ocala, FL, Chastity Jones and Clarissa Corothers both of Oxford, MS; a special nephew that he raised as his own, Travis Carothers (Shondria) of Jacksonville, FL; five brothers, Terry Carrothers (Martha), Fredrick Carothers (Pamela) both of Oxford, MS, Bernard Wells of WI, Anthony Corothers (Dorene) of El Paso, TX, and Donnell Wells of Tupelo, MS; two sisters, Kathy Corothers and Dedura Carothers (Glenn) both of Oxford, MS; 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Mack is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ellen Barr.

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June 24, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Funeral Service
June 25, 2020

11:00 AM
Oxford Memorial Cemetery
North 16th Street
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

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