March 8, 1945 - February 16, 2021
Gary Wayne Cornell met his Lord and Savior on February 16, 2021. He was born on March 8, 1945 in Saginaw Michigan to his parents Fort Wayne Cornell and Mary Irene Hawkins. Gary graduated from Davison High School and went to work at AC Delco. There he met his bride, Marie Nepote and was married on August 21, 1965. After leaving AC Delco, Gary worked for the railroads C&O, Chessie, and CSX until his retirement in 2004. He loved fishing, ham radio, and driving around sightseeing and garage sales. He was a collector of just about everything, a mechanic, a conversationalist and a mentor. We would never consider him to be a frugal man of any sorts but was known to drive 40 miles out of his way just to save a nickel on a gallon of gas. He was a loving father to Gina (Michael) Stewart, Troy (Andrea) Cornell, Stephanie (David) Brubaker, and Steven (Patty) Cornell. He was a grandfather to Nathaniel, Mathew, Abigail, Jaxon Cornell, Megan, Zachary, Blake, & Chelsea. Great Grand Father to Cayden, Everlee, Harper & Corbin. Gary was a beloved Brother to Gregory (Leslie) Cornell, Denny Cornell, Nancy (Wayne) Wade, and Vicki (John) Saalwaechter. He was adored by his nieces and nephews Clint (Antonia) Cornell, Jeremiah (Gineen) Cornell, Shelley (Adam) Homolka, Wayne Wade, & Mandy (Chad) Tatum. He also leaves behind many great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was proceeded in death by Denny Cornell, Fort Wayne, Michael Stewart, Mary Irene & Vicki Saalwaechter. Gary loved his Lord Jesus Christ. It was his daily prayer and deepest desire for those he knew and loved to know and receive Jesus as their Savior. At this time private family services will be held. Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home is caring for Gary and his family.
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