Born Dec. 23, 1938, in Florida, son of the late Vera Cornell, he was a truck driver and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one daughter, Loriann Duncan, of Clarkton, Mo.; one son, Steven D. Cornell and wife, Kimberly, of Bloomfield, Mo.; two brothers, Tony Cornell, of Lapeer, Mich., and Timothy Cornell, of Southport, Mich.; one sister, Nancy Cornell, of Conyers, Ga., and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Allen officiating.