Gilbert V. Cornette
Gilbert V. Cornette
  • October 31, 1936 - December 18, 2017
  • Riverview, Florida

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81, of Tampa, passed away on Monday, Dec 18th. Gil was born in Morehead Kentucky. He graduated from St. Leo University. He joined the USAF where he reached the rank of Tech Sargent and fought in Vietnam. As a civilian, he was a sheriff's deputy with Hillsborough County for 18 years. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family. He was a member of Bell Shoals Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by; his parents, brothers and sister. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Helena; children Gary Cornette, Trina Cornette, Duran Cornette, Michael Cornette, Mark Cornette (Amanda) Tammy Forino (Craig) John Henderson, Krista Johnson (Bob), Kevin Kester, and Bill Kester (Sonya), 27 grandchildren: 3 great grandchildren and many other family and friends. A celebration of life will take place at Bell Shoals Baptist Church on Saturday, January 13th at 10am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Gil's honor to Shriner Hospital. Arrangements handled by Blount & Curry MacDill 813-876-2421. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday.