Obituary for George “GE” Cornell
Ponca City Now - September 23, 2020 3:25 pm
George Edward Cornell
February 20, 1965 ~ September 21, 2020 (age 55)
George “GE” Edward Cornell passed away on September 21, 2020 in Stillwater, Oklahoma at the age of 55. He was born in Pawnee, Oklahoma to George H and Vivian (Horsechief Eagle) Cornell on February 20, 1965. GE was one of eight children to this happy home.
GE grew up in the Tonkawa/Ponca City area. He attended school in Tonkawa and was an award-winning member of the track team. To this day GE still holds the record in Shotput. Once high school was completed, he joined his brother’s demolition crew. They traveled all over the country taking out refineries.
GE will be remembered as a big, kind, loving, teddy bear. He enjoyed time with family specially his lovingly adopted grandchildren. Road trips were a delight for GE and his sister, Georgiana, even though he did all the driving. He also was a collector of Matchbox cars, finding many different styles over the years.
GE had a servant’s heart. He would do anything for anyone if he thought it would help them. He has literally dropped everything and run with no questions asked when called upon by family.
Left to cherish GE’s memory is his significant other; Carla Saunders and grandchildren; brothers; Simon and wife Roxanne Cornell and Michael and wife Susan Cornell; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and friends.
GE is preceded in death by his parents, siblings; Marilyn Cornelia Cornell, Allen Thomas Cornell, Richard Lee Cornell, Sr, Georgiana Cornell, and Bruce Ellsworth Cornell, and nephews; Richard Lee Cornell, Jr, and Dominique Paschal.
The family will be having private services at this time to lay GE to rest. Honorary pallbearers are; Henry Cornell, Chandano Cornell, Jody Cornell, George Cornell, Jerome Warrior, Gordy Warrior, and Todd Warrior. There will be a memorial service in his honor next year.
Words of encouragement and messages of condolence may be left online at www.gracememorialchapel.net. Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.