Edward D. Corzine, Jr., passed beyond this plane of existence to eternity on September 14, 2023, from his beloved wife's embrace to God's encompassing love. Ed's life began and ended in love, and his passing has left a hole in our hearts.
Ed was born on June 21,1954, to Edward D. Corzine, Sr., and Bobbie Ann (Herren) Corzine, of Haskell, TX, and was raised in Ft. Worth. He attended Western Hills High School and was a graduate of Southwest High School. Ed had a natural talent for fine art that he acquired from his father and maternal grandmother, and so, pursuing a career in art, he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Texas. After his initial career in drafting and design, he attended Texas Christian University in order to become a certified teacher, and subsequently enjoyed a career as a Special Education and substitute teacher in the Ft. Worth and White Settlement Independent School Districts.
Ed was raised in the Church of Christ, and later in life he attended church at Arlington Heights Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ft. Worth, where he was a member and served as a Deacon and choir member for many years. He was honored to have served his church in those ways, and always said that he was especially proud that he had painted the outdoor church sign.
In the prime of his life, Ed was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and valiantly faced it head on by organizing and leading the first local support group for the National MS Society, Ft. Worth Chapter. Through his teaching, volunteering, and in the service of his church, Ed's altruism throughout his lifetime touched the lives of many others.
Ed was a talented artist and creator of many complex and beautiful paintings, drawings, and sketches. He left his heart and soul on the canvas, and he leaves us with his eternal legacy: his extensive art portfolio that encompasses many subjects and mediums, which will be preserved in order that it might be shared indefinitely with those who would appreciate it.
Always thinking of others, Ed had a loving heart, a curious nature, and a playful spirit. He greatly enjoyed music, art, fun times, and a good joke - and he continues to "play tricks" on his wife and other loved ones, making them aware that he is still around and bringing joy and laughter to them in their time of sorrow - which was his nature.
Survived by: his wife, Cathy Corzine, of Ft. Worth; his sister, Amy Corzine, of London, England; his aunt, Jan (John) Gannaway, of Haskell, TX; his cousins: Kim Howard, of South Carolina, Robert (Jerita) Howard, of Abilene; Julie (Mike) Rains, of Keller; and Jim Gannaway; his step-sons, Timothy Caughron, and Aaron (Katelyn) Hubbard, both of Ft Worth; his father-in-law, John (Sondra) Caughron, of Marion, IA; his mother-in-law, Diane (Galen) Clark, of Springtown, TX; his granddaughters, Kaylie Hubbard, and Jenna and Kalie Rizo, who loved painting and creating art alongside their "Papa Ed"; and many extended family members and friends.
Ed's family would like to thank his healthcare providers, including Enhabit Hospice, and his in-home caregivers, Kathy Newton, Norma English, and Charity Copple, who blessed him with their loving care, and without whose help his wife could not have managed to care for Ed in the manner that he deserved so he could remain in their home as his health declined. Cathy also thanks all family members and friends, too numerous to name, who loved and supported Ed and Cathy in many ways throughout their years together. We greatly appreciate every one of you and every kind gesture.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ed's honor to your local Chapter of the National MS Society or any scholarship of your choosing that benefits a student or artist.
Cremation: Brown, Owens, & Brumley Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Ft. Worth, TX.
Celebration of Life will be held in the future, details TBD.