Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
Learn the legacy.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Owner / Funeral Director / Embalmer
Darin M. Corbett a native of Oklahoma City, has lived and worked in many different metropolitan areas around the United States. He is married to Ronda and has two children, Katie and Andrew. He is a graduate of Bishop McGuiness H.S. in Oklahoma City and holds degrees in Chemistry, Marketing/Finance and Funeral Service earned from The University of Oklahoma and The University of Central Oklahoma.
His vast career experience gained over the years spans several distinct industries gives him unique insight into better ways in which to serve in the funeral home setting.Darin also has a broad range of experience in the funeral service industry, in both funeral home and cemetery settings. He is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, Grief Recovery Specialist, and Insurance Agent all of which play a critical role in today’s funeral home. He had been the managing director of Oklahoma’s largest independently owned funeral home until its sale in 1998. When that business was sold, Darin remained on until the completion of his contract in 2005. After seven years of trying to change the corporate funeral industry from within and getting nowhere, Darin resigned his position in January 2005. In May of 2005 he opened, Corbett Funeral & Cremation Service, a uniquely different full service funeral provider in the Nichols Hills area of Oklahoma City.
Over the years he has been called upon to facilitate the funerary tribute needs of over one thousand, including those for former Speaker of the House Carl Albert as well as those of other dignitaries.
Darin is an Oklahoma County Special Deputy and has worked with the TRIAD and S.A.L.T task forces, which educate and strive to protect our senior citizens from fraud; especially important when it comes to funeral homes and funeral service in general.
Darin is and has been an active member of our community for many years, serving within several civic and professional organizations including: Kiwanis, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, SIDS Alliance, RTS, Pathways Educational Corporation, Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association, Metroplex Business Leaders Group and several chambers of commerce.
He has also been a regular radio talk show guest, public speaker and consultant for several groups including: Oklahoma County Sheriff Dept., several school districts, Oklahoma Nursing Home Advocates Association, Oklahoma DHS Aging Services, Oklahoma Adult Protective Services, Rose State College, University of Central Oklahoma, Hospice and Palliative Care groups, the American Legion and OU Medical Center.
Ronda Corbett is our preplanning specialist and director of community relations. She is the person with whom our families meet when planning for their funeral, cremation needs and other final expense needs.
Prior to her work here at the funeral home she was the corporate trainer for a major insurance provider.
Roger Shaw is one of our Funeral Directors and Embalmers. He has been serving Oklahoma families for over 25 years. Roger is also the caretaker of three no-charge cemeteries in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.
Frank Corbett is one of our funeral assistants. He is also currently serving our country as a member of the United States Navy, recently having returned from yet another tour in the Middle East.
Social Media Specialist
Katherine (Katie) Corbett is our social media specialist. She is responsible for developing and maintaining our social media points of contact with the families we serve and our community in general.
Katie is currently attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater majoring in microbiology with an academic track towards a graduate degree in physical therapy.
Max Corbett is our furry coworker, family member and therapy cat. He is a four year old of the Ragdoll breed, which is known as the “puppies of cats” due to its docile nature and people friendly demeanor. Max has his own following and receives more guest visits here at the funeral home than any of his human coworkers.