Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Obituaries

January 18, 2013

Charles Wayne “Chuck” Cornett 1952-2013

GREENUP — When you were born, you cried and your loved ones rejoiced. Now your loved ones weep and you rejoice.

Charles Wayne Cornett, known to his friends as Chuck, departed this world on Jan. 16, 2013, to dwell with his Lord and Savior.

Chuck was born June 10, 1952, in Benham, to Olan and Wanda Cornett.

He is survived by his parents and his children, Shane (Alexa) Durham of Seattle, Wash., Ashlee Cornett of Kissimmee, Fla., Kelley (Eric) Romeril of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, and Joshua (Jacyln) Cornett of Covington, Ga.

In addition to his parents and children, he is survived by his special aunt, Sheila (John) Dixon, who Chuck thought of as a sister; and his grandchildren, Isaac Cornett, Caleb Cornett, Halle Cornett, Waylon Romeril and Abigail Durham.

Chuck was a graduate of Raceland High School and the University of Kentucky, where he received his degree in civil engineering and mining engineering.

He was a Marine who proudly completed his basic training at Camp Lejune, Parris Island, N.C., and later became a military policeman and was a member of Marine Corps League Detachment 1345, Ashland. He worked for Eastern Kentucky Power in Winchester and moved to Florida in the late 1980s where he worked for Parsons Engineering and later for GSI. He took pride in the projects he supervised while in Florida. The Bee-Line Express, many bridges and the bike path at Okeechobee Lake are testaments to his professionalism and his passion.

In March 2005, he became public works director for the city of Huntington, W.Va. In 2008 he resigned because of health reasons.

He was a member of Worthington First Baptist Church. Chuck’s complete candor, sense of right and wrong and his off-beat zany sense of humor will be remembered by his family, friends and all who knew him. He was completely versed in the Bible and founded in his faith.

For family and friends wishing to pay their respects, visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 18, with funeral services at 7 p.m. by the Rev. Doug Virgin at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland.

Military rites will observed at the graveside at Joe Cornett’s Cemetery in Line Fork at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to a charity of choice.

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