OBITUARY

Lester Clay Cornwell Jr.

October 7, 1943January 24, 2023
Lester Clay Cornwell Jr., age 79, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee passed from this life on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, to be with his savior. A native of Sumner County, he was the son of the late, Lester Clay Cornwells, Sr. and Sara Rountree Cornwell. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by an infant sister, Marsha Gail Cornwell and his beloved grandparents, W. C. Cornwell, Mae Fuller Cornwell, Charles Aubrey Rountree, Sr. and Ruth Reid Rountree. Mr. Cornwell is survived by his beloved wife, Rosemary Stark Cornwell; his children, Donovan Cornwell, Kelie Jene Ford (Nick), Stephen J. Cornwell (Lora), Jason R. Corwell, Martin J. Newson (Cathy), and Andrea N. Curry(mike); sister, Marcia Summers (Mike); nieces, Alison Jones, Meggan Hackney and heather Hall; grandchildren, Mckenzie Hedrick, Gavin Ford, Adalyn Faith Cornwell, Car Newson (Kayla), Olivia Newson, Madelyn Newsome, Alisha Collins, Austin Morse; great-grandchildren, Kristofter Richardson, Mary Morse and Chirstina Morse. Mr. Cornwell was a graduate of Hendersonville High School, Edison State College, Charter Oak State College and The Hartford Graduate Center of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institue. He enjoyed a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard, having entered the military in 1961 as an E-1 and retiring in 1991 as a CWO (MED) and holds many personal and unit awards for valor and heroic efforts in his life saving missions in the U.S. Coast Guard. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, March 13, 2023, at ten o'clock in the morning at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Ln, Nashville, TN 37221. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.neptunesociety.com/location/nashville-cremation for the Cornwell family.

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