Ray Cornell, 84, of St. Marys, WV, passed away, November 20, 2019, at his residence. He was born, October 19, 1935, in Pleasants County, WV, a son of the late Ernest and Bessie Cornell. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was retired from both the WV and Ohio Laborers Unions, and was retired from the WV Department of Highways.
He is survived three children, Bill, Brian, and Greg Cornell, daughter-in-law, Peggy Horner, four grandchildren, Allie (Oscar) Ronokski, Jennifer Cornell, boyfriend, Mike, Brittany Cornell, and Brian Cornell, Jr., two great grandsons, Hunter and Colby, and many nieces, and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Coss Cornell, who passed away in June of this year, one son, Arnold Ray Cornell, four sisters, Epsie Cornell, Nancy Kidder, Loretta O’Donnell, and Donna Collins, and three brothers, Lafe Cornell, Paul Cornell, and Robert Cornell.
Service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys, WV, with Bob Long and Scott Judge officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Friends may call from 5 to 8 P. M. Friday, and from 1 to 2 P. M. Saturday at the funeral Home. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.