Wendell L. Cornwell

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1924 - 2014 Wendell L. Cornwell, 90, of Lumberton, died Friday, November 14, 2014. He was born on January 24, 1924, in Beaumont, to Lucy Miles Cornwell and Sam Monroe Cornwell. Mr. Cornwell served his country in the United States Marines during World War II and later worked as a bricklayer at Gulf Oil Corporation for thirty-seven years. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Denson Cornwell; son, Daniel Cornwell of Austin; grandchildren, John David Cornwell and his wife, Tricia, of Pearland; Jason Cornwell and his wife, Sara, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Ashli Sambaluk and her husband, Eric, of Grapevine; great-grandchildren, Lila Cornwell and Davis Cornwell; and sister, Joyce Bratcher of Weatherford. He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, David Wendell Cornwell and Jonathon Keith Cornwell; granddaughter, Paige Lynn Carpenter; brothers, Woodrow Cornwell and Sam Cornwell; and sister, Melba Hamilton. A gathering of Mr. Cornwell's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Broussard's, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Broussard's, with interment to follow at Knupple Cemetery, Silsbee.

Funeral Home
Broussard's Mortuary
490 Cemetery Rd
Silsbee, TX 77656
(409) 386-1000
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 15, 2014
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