John Corbett is a lifelong resident of Echols Co (52 years). He is a graduate of Echols Co. High School (1980), as well as Valdosta Technical College (1983) and Valdosta State University (1995). He and his wife Rebecca, have been married for 29 years, and have one daughter and son-in-law, Audrey Corbett Hughes and Jeffery Hughes and one granddaughter, Kenzie Anne
Hughes, all living in Echols Co. He was employed with the paper mill in Clyattville, GA as an electrician for 17 years (1984-1999) and then joined his brothers in Corbett Electric and Construction Co. for the past 13 years. He is also a timber farmer.