Longtime Cedaredge resident Gary David Cornell died Friday, May 24, 2019, at the University of Colorado Hospital burn unit, following a camping accident. He was 65.
Services will be held on or about Oct. 8. in Cedaredge.
He was born to Boyd and Betty (Marshall) Cornell Oct. 8, 1953, in Delta. He spent his childhood in Cedaredge and Walsenburg. He graduated from Cedaredge High School with the class of 1972.
Mr. Cornell served in the Navy for 11 years, AW-2, in VP-69, 62 and 91. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 11 years before becoming disabled by four heart attacks, phlebitis, type 2 diabetes and bone deterioration in his shoulder and back.
Mr. Cornell is survived by his sons, Bryan Cornell of Suffolk, Va., Andy Cornell of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mike Cornell of Suffolk, Va; brothers, William Cornell, and Roger Cornell; grand-daughters, Avah, Alexi, and Nora.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Betty Cornell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
For further information call Bill Cornell at 904-571-8785.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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