Carl Cornwell

Posted 4/21/20

RIDGE FARM - Carl R. “Corny” Cornwell, 73, of Ridge Farm, passed away at 4:30am, Monday, April 20, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was retired from Tee Pak.

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Carl Cornwell

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RIDGE FARM - Carl R. “Corny” Cornwell, 73, of Ridge Farm, passed away at 4:30am, Monday, April 20, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was retired from Tee Pak.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, visitation is private. A graveside service is 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 24, at Pilot Grove Cemetery. Family members and friends are welcome, with six-feet social distancing rules observed or attendees may choose to stay in their vehicles. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Cornwell was born on Nov. 24, 1946, at Clinton, Ind., the son of the late Carl R. and Pauline Griffin Cornwell. He married his loving wife, Dorothy Fletcher Knight Aug. 12, 1984, in Ridge Farm. She will miss him dearly.

 He will also be missed by his son, Joey Knight of Ridge Farm; his daughters, Kiesha (Brian) Allen of Bismarck and Michele (Eric Reuther) Reifsteck of Danville; and his seven grandsons, Logan (Pilar Punsalan) Reifsteck, Dylan (Mariah Rolintis) Allen, Blake (CasaDee Whorrall) Reifsteck, Drew Reifsteck, Kamden Knight, Kade Knight and Kolten Knight. 

He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Clark.

 Mr. Cornwell graduated from Scottland High School in 1965. He went on to further his education in mortuary science from Southern Illinois University. He proudly enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Vietnam War. He was also a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge in Scottland.

After many years of working at Tee Pak, he retired and began his love with woodworking. He was known to fill his family’s homes with treasured furniture. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Mr. Cornwell was a one of a kind husband, father, grandfather and friend. Known to many as “High Dollar,” he never met a stranger. He loved everyone, said exactly what he thought, gave the best hugs and had the most contagious laugh.

He loved to spend time and support his grandsons in all they did. They were his pride and joy. He set the bar as to what a devoted grandfather should be. He was their number one fan on, and off, the field or court. Grandpa Corny will be greatly missed by his grandsons. His legacy will be remembered by many who love him.

Memorial donations may be made to Pilot Grove Cemetery. 

Online condolences at Please at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.