Robert "Papa" Cornelius, age 82 of Mount Pleasant, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016 in Mount Pleasant. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Curry-Welborn Funeral Home at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Patrick Lloyd and Bro. Glenn Griffith officiating. Interment will follow at the Hickory Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 10:00-11:00A.M. at Curry-Welborn Funeral Home.
Robert was born in Spalding Oklahoma on May 24, 1933 to William and Ruby Cornelius and married Wilma Rodgers in Littlefield Texas on November 7, 1953. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War earning the Korean service medal, two bronze service stars, and a good conduct medal. Robert worked in the oilfield, was a retired truck driver from Grande Trucking Company, and was of the Pentecostal faith.
He is survived by his wife Wilma Cornelius of Mount Pleasant, his children; Glenda Cornelius of Mount Pleasant, Vivian Jones and husband Dale of Cookville, Tina Cornelius of Mount Pleasant, Harold Cornelius of Mount Pleasant, and Lisa Aumua of Mount Pleasant, his brothers Charlie Cornelius of Spalding Oklahoma, Billy Cornelius of California, Ricky Cornelius of Austin Texas, Kenneth Cornelius of Gun Barrel City Texas, John Cornelius of Florida and his sisters Hellen Fulkerson of New Mexico and Sue Wells, his grandchildren, Nathan Cornelius, Gina Neave, Shawnna Torres, Johnathan Cornelius, Justin Cornelius, and Makenna Cornelius, his great grandchildren, Robin Ferrell, Cyle Cornelius, Dany Neave, Olivia Santos, Carina Neave, Kristain Neave, Sara Torres, Jaun Torres, and twins Khloe Lizama and Addison Lizama and his great great grandchild Layla Ferrell.
He was preceded in death by his parents William and Ruby Cornelius.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Curry-Welborn Funeral Home
2256 N Edwards
Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455