David Cornell Obituary, Death – David M. Cornell, age 79, passed away at the Good Samaritan Society in Parsons on the morning of Wednesday, July 12, 2023. He was a resident of Parsons. Eldred Barker Cornell and Alpha Elizabeth (Chastain) Cornell welcomed their son David Mitchell Cornell into the world on March 29, 1944 in the town of Parsons, Kansas. In 1962, he received his high school diploma from Parsons High School, where he had spent his whole childhood and education.
He was born and raised in Parson, and during his younger years, in addition to serving in the United States Army Reserves, he was employed at Foremost Dairy. David spent the majority of his professional life working in various aspects of the construction industry. David started his own plumbing, painting, and finish carpentry company after gaining experience in the construction industry while working for LaForge and Budd Construction for a number of years. David attended services at the Wesley United Methodist Church as a regular attendee. In the past, he was involved with the Jaycees organization.
At the Washington Avenue United Methodist Church in Parsons, Kansas, on May 12, 1972, David White and Verlene Ann White exchanged their vows and became husband and wife. She managed to get out of the house alive. Additional survivors include the following: One son, Mike Cornell, who lives in Parsons, Kansas, together with his wife, Belinda. One daughter, Mrs. Shelly Heincker, who is married and lives in Frontenac, Kansas, with her husband Tim. There are four grandchildren: Daniel Heincker and Natasha Heincker, along with their parents Eric Cornell and Cristen Cornell, and Justin Cornell and Samii Cornell.
Cornell has four great-grandchildren; their names are Chris A., Blake, Luke, and Macey. Earl Cornell, who lives in Palmdale, California, and Ron Ginn, who lives in Nixa, Missouri, are brothers. Pattie Kanute, originally from Erie, Kansas; Sharon Hopkins, originally from Oklahoma; Cheryl Jefferson, originally from Andover, Kansas; and Debbi Baugher, originally from Parsons, Kansas; these are the four sisters. He was preceded in death by his father, his mother, his second father, Don Ginn, one grandson, Chris M. Cornell in 2009, five brothers, and one sister. Chris M. Cornell was the only grandchild to predecease him.
The Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home will provide further details regarding the Celebration of Life that will take place after the cremation has taken place. After the funeral, the burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery. Donations in memory of Chris Cornell can be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church or the USD 503 Foundation – the Chris Cornell Fund. You are welcome to deliver them in person or send them to the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home at Parsons Post Office Box 374, Parsons, Kansas 67357.