Stewartsville, Missouri……William “Poppy” Glen Cornelius, age 71, was born August 6, 1947 the son of Nelson Glen and Verna Lucile (Bauer) Cornelius in St. Joseph, Missouri and went home to be with the Lord August 30, 2018.
Bill was in the United States Navy from 1966-1973 and served in Vietnam from 1969-1970. After returning from Vietnam he milked cows on the family dairy farm. He loved horses, being on the farm and helping others. He was first Vice President of VFW Post #1668 in St. Joseph and was a strong supporter of Veterans.
On February 16, 1990, Bill and Naomi Prawl were united in marriage. He was the most loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Naomi; Children, Lori (Mark) DeShon Jackson, Cosby, MO, Kris (RJ) Peterson, Overland Park, KS, Bart (Cheyenne) Nightingale, Stewartsville; eleven grandchildren, Gabe (Darci), Mallori, Ben, Josh, Jacob, Trae, Cole, Sagelynn, Cami, Nate, and Kai; two great-grandchildren, Max and Madi; and brother, Bob (Bobbie) Cornelius.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Stewartsville with burial following at Old School Presbyterian Cemetery of Stewartsville with full military honors. Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions: Clarksdale 1st Baptist Church. Online condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com