Jack Jerome Cornett, 90, of West Point, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. Never one to desire the spotlight, he requested no public visitation or service. Interment was in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.
Cullman Funeral Home assisted his family.
Mr. Cornett was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Cullman County, to James Monroe "Jim" Cornett and Vola Junia Hubbard Cornett. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Elouise Cornett Huffstutler.
Jack was a U.S. Army veteran who served as a paratrooper in World War II and Korea. He was a lifelong educator and student, holding numerous graduate and undergraduate degrees, primarily in mental health disciplines. Although he had no children, he was mentor, friend, and teacher to many -- from corresponding via written word with a seven-year-old niece to guidance and advice for a teen nephew. His greatest pleasure in life was awakening and enhancing a love of learning in young people.
He is survived by two brothers, Hardie Cornett of Cullman and Ronnie Cornett (Nancy) of Vinemont; two sisters, Faye Cornett Glover of Gold Ridge, and Dot Cornett Waters of Cullman; and 12 beloved nephews and nieces.
His family would like to thank the physicians, nursing, and ancillary staff of Cullman Regional Medical Center for their compassionate care of Jack, as well as their concern for the well-being of his sister, Dot, who stayed there with him.
Published on March 5, 2018