Keith William Cornell, Sr., age 58, of Cardington died unexpectedly Thursday February 7, 2013. He was born August 31, 1954 in Columbus Ohio to the late James and Nancy (First) Cornell. He married Vickie Lona Elam on March 19, 1982, she survives.
Keith was a 1972 graduate of North High School and Columbus Trade School. He worked as Director of Maintenance for the majority of his adult life. A dedicated father and grandfather, avid fisherman and sports enthusiast best described Keith's life. He especially enjoyed golf and basketball. He coached various athletic youth teams throughout the years. His favorite teams to follow were any OSU sports, Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals.
In addition to his wife, Keith is survived by his children; Keith Cornell, II (Amanda Abdon) of Sunbury, Ohio; Jazmine Cornell (David Hamlin) of Mansfield, Ohio; Nichole (Larry Jr.) Gravely of Acworth, Georgia; and Eric Stolpa of Mount Gilead, Ohio; grandchildren, Emily and Jacob Gravely and Sebastian and Sierra Stolpa; sister Nancy Lee Hatfield of Lakeland, Florida and brother, David Cornell of Indian Lakes Estates, Florida.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Patty Kay Soon.
Friends may call at Gompf Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM and Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 10:00-11:00 AM with services following at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home; Pastor Darrell Moody will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Cornell Family, in care of the funeral home, to assist with funeral expenses.
Those wishing to send condolences to the Cornell Family may do so by visiting www.gompffh.com.