Ellis Paul Cornett
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Ellis Paul Cornett
  • May 29, 1938 - September 26, 2017
  • Bassett, Virginia

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Ellis Paul Cornett, 79, of Bassett passed away Tuesday, September 26th, 2017. He was born on May 29, 1938 to the late Roy Gilbert Cornett and Sarilda Peak Cornett.
Paul honorably served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962 and served as a scoutmaster for Troup 167. He was self-employed for a number of years at Cornett Painting and was a member of Bassett Church of the Brethren.
In addition to his parents, his three brothers, Cecil, C.B., and Roy Cornett precede him in death.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Cooper Cornett; two sons, Allan Cornett and wife Lesley of Charleston, S.C., and Mike Cornett and wife Becky of Patrick Springs, VA,; one daughter, Terri Joyce and husband Rick of Spencer, VA; four Grandchildren, Shannon Trent (Anthony), Ryan Cornett (Kelly), Jon Cornett-McKee (Patrick), and Travis Joyce; and two great grandchildren, Emily and Isaac Trent.
Funeral services will be held at Collins Funeral Home in Bassett on Friday, September 29th at 1:00 p.m. with visitation an hour prior. Burial will follow at Roselawn Burial Park.
Memorials may be made in honor of Paul to Basset Rescue Squad, 1950 Riverside Dr, Bassett, VA 24055.