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Bill Cornett, age 94, of 1178 Eggers Branch Road, Trade, TN passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born October 4, 1920 to the late Roby C. and Lillie Newton Whitaker Cornett. He was a member of Mountain Dale Baptist Church and he loved hunting, fishing and animals – especially his dog CoCo. Bill was a lifetime member of VFW in Mountain City. He was a WWII Army veteran having served in Italy and North Africa, a member of the 91st Infantry Div. 362 Regimental Combat Team. Bill received the Purple Heart as well as the Combat Infantry and European Theater medals. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vennia Cornett and a daughter, Charlotte Jenkins.
Survivors include two sons: Douglas Cornett and wife Deborah of Mountain City, TN and Dennis Carroll Cornett and wife Lea of Hampton, TN; two brothers: Emory Cornett and Coolidge Cornett both of Beaver Dam, NC; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and special friends: nurses and staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
Funeral services for Bill Cornett were conducted at 3:00 pm Sunday, June 14, 2015 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Johnson officiating. The family received friends from 2:00 – 3:00 pm prior to the service. Military graveside services followed in Reece Cemetery in Trade accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers were Billy Jack Jenkins, Michael Roop, Tony Payne, Lee Cornett, Justin Cornett, Derrick Cornett, Kaleb Cornett, Andrew Cornett, Heath Jenkins, Jessie Jenkins and Brandon Whisman. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Cornett, Jerry Cornett, Dean Cornett, Randy Cornett, Mike Cornett, Ricky Cornett, Dexter Cornett, George Lowe, Barton Taylor, Kim and Tony Greer.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the nurses and staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home for their dedicated care of Bill.
At other times friends may call at the residence, 1178 Eggers Branch Road, Trade, TN.
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Professional services for the Cornett family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.