July 22, 1940 - August 15, 2015
Jerry Cornelius, age 75, of Guntersville passed away at Marshall Medical Center North on Saturday August 15, 2015. He was born July 22, 1940 in Marshall County near Morgan City. Jerry worked for 37 years as a civilian employee for the U. S. Army at Redstone Arsenal starting as a Computer Programmer and retiring as a Program Manager. Upon his retirement from the Army, he opened Cornelius Real Estate in Guntersville. Jerry was a local historian, an avid collector of photographs depicting local landmarks and received the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guntersville Historical Society for the donation of his personal photography collection. Jerry also served for many years as the Chairman of the Guntersville Recreation Board and oversaw the development of youth sports programs and the development of boating ramps in Guntersville. Jerry is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Cornelius, sons Jeff Cornelius, Randy Cornelius (Angie), John Cornelius, brothers Tony Cornelius (Glenda), Mike Cornelius (Wanda) and Rudy Cornelius (Deborah). His beloved grandchildren are Ben Cornelius, Leanne Cornelius, Brian Cornelius, Joshua Cornelius, Laura Beth Cornelius, Jessica Cornelius and Abbey Cornelius. He was preceded in death by his parents Ross and Sue Cornelius. Visitation will be Monday, August 17, 2015 from noon until 2:00 at the Guntersville Church of Christ with the funeral service at 2:00. Burial will be at Crestwood mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Joshua Cornelius, Ben Cornelius, Brian Cornelius, Wayne Wright, James Whitaker and Chad Cornelius. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Hospice of Marshall County or the Apple Foundation.
Jerry Cornelius, age 75, of Guntersville passed away at Marshall Medical Center North on Saturday August 15, 2015. He was born July 22, 1940 in Marshall County near Morgan City. Jerry worked for 37 years as a civilian employee for the U. S.... View Obituary & Service Information
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