Jeffrey "Jeff" S. Cornell

December 22, 1955 ~ December 4, 2021 (age 65)

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Jeffrey S. “Jeff” Cornell, 65, of the Breeding community, died Saturday, December 4, 2021 at TJ Samson Hospital in Glasgow.

He was born December 22, 1955, to the late Lawrence Verner and June Etta Dart Cornell.   Jeff was a member of Columbia United Methodist Church, a U.S. Air Force veteran having served three tours of duty in the Vietnam War, retired from the Adair County EMS, where he had been an EMT Instructor and a master craftsman.

Survivors include:

His wife - Melinda "Mindy" Hopkins Cornell of Breeding

One daughter – Cassaundra Cornell-MacKenzie (Jamie) of Breeding

Beloved nephew – Tyler Austin Cornell, his wife Bailey and daughter Coralyn of San Diego, CA

One brother – Larry Lyndon (Gayle) Cornell of North Carolina

One sister – Bonnie Austina (Fred) Cornell-Budelman of North Carolina

Two grandchildren – Jace and Colin

Funeral Services – Saturday, December 11, 2021at 10:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Robert E. Hoffman officiating

Burial in Chestnut Grove Cemetery with full military honors presented by V.F.W. Post 6097

Visitation after 5:30 P.M. Friday

Casket Bearers: Roger Cundiff, Jason Upchurch, Lee Powell, Tony Bragg, Chad Wheat, Robin Lewis

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


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December 10, 2021

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Funeral Service
December 11, 2021

10:00 AM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

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