Donald “Don” W. Cornwell, Sr. of Gosport passed away at the age of 83 on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at IU Health-Bloomington Hospital.
Don was born in Harrodsburg in Monroe County into the home of George L. and Delpha (Elkins) Cornwell on January 21, 1937. He was married to Phyllis (Snyder) Cornwell for 33 years. Don formerly worked at RCA, and a stone mill and retired as an over the road independent trucker. When Don was younger he enjoyed motorcycles and racing go-carts and cars with his boys. He was especially fond of NASCAR.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Jack L. Cornwell.
Don will be missed by his wife, Phyllis Cornwell of Gosport; children, Deb Yaley (Dan) of Bloomington, Pam Cornwell of Ellettsville, Donnie Cornwell, Jr. (Diana) of Ellettsville, Cindy Reynolds (Ron) of Spencer, Doug Cornwell (Jami) of Spencer, Pamela (Criswell) McNeill of Bloomington, Robbie Cornwell of Gosport, and Craig Criswell of Bloomington; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Don’s family will host friends for a memorial gathering on Thursday, May 23rd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home-Whitaker Chapel in Gosport. Share condolences, memories and more with Don’s family at www.chandlerfh.com