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Donald Fred Cornelius

December 23, 1934 ~ April 6, 2019 (age 84)



Donald Cornelius, 84, of Southport, passed away April 6, 2019. Donald was born in Slippery Rock, PA, and lived in Bay County for the last 50 years. He retired as a TSGT after 20 years in the US Air Force. After his Air Force career, Donald worked in Civil Service with procurement for 19 years. He enjoyed remote control airplanes, HAM radios, and raising horses on his 20 acres.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Della Cornelius, his parents, and 8 siblings.

Survivors include his sons, Don (Christy) Cornelius of Lynn Haven, Bob (Lisa) Cornelius of Fountain, and Gene (Jill) Cornelius and Darrell (Holly) Cornelius, all of Southport; his 7 grandchildren, Holly, Logan, Jordan, Luke, Jenna, Bobby and Tabitha; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Dad will be cremated and the family will place him beside our Mom. We love and miss him but we will have no service or visitation. Cards and flowers are not needed. Prayers are appreciated. We hope everyone will remember their fondest moments of him with a smile. If you find yourself driving past the big 4'x8' "Mr. Grumpy's Crooked Fence Ranch" sign on E Hwy 388, please give a honk in his memory.

Kent-Forest Lawn, 2403 Harrison Avenue, 763-4694

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