Wilbur  Cornell

Obituary of Wilbur Cornell

Wilbur Cornell, 69, passed away on 26 Oct 2022 at his home in The Villages with his wife Kathy and son Shane, by his side.

Wilbur was born in Pascagoula MS to Charles and Doris Cornell on 29 Oct 1952. He went to school in Pascagoula, MS. He married Naomi on 23 March 1976 in Pensacola, FL. He served in the Navy from Aug 1974 to Jan 1999 and retired as AEC AW/NAC. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and Desert Storm receiving many awards during his career. After retirement from the Navy, he worked for L3Comm for 16 years as a maintenance manager in Dallas TX.

He had two favorite sports that he played and one he watched on TV.

Billiards has been a part of his live from a very young age. He went to Nationals in Las Vegas for 15 years with his team mates from Dallas.

He began playing golf while stationed in Hawaii and continued the rest of his life making lasting friendships on the course. He always watched The New Orleans Saints football team on TV and in person under the Superdome.

Wilbur is preceded in death by both parents and his brother, Larry.

Wilbur is survived by his wife Naomi, better known as Kathy, Daughter Abby, Husband Teo and two granddaughters, Kaia and Erica. Son Shane, Wife Kim and three grandsons, Cade, Cole and Blake.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, 18 March 2023 at Pimlico Recreation Center 12:30 -3:30pm. Be happy and wear bright colors, we live in Florida.

Rack the balls. Next Game.

Hit it long and straight.

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