William Edgar Eddie Cornett, Sr., age 73, of John Cornett Road, Vilas, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at his home.

Born September 5, 1945 in Watauga County, he was a son of John Edgar and Madge Moody Cornett. Mr. Cornett was a member of Mountain Dale Baptist Church. Eddie loved his family with a passion. He served a total of 35 years in law enforcement at Appalachian State University, the Watauga County Sheriffs Department and as a bailiff at the Watauga County Courthouse. In his spare time he enjoyed working with and driving his collection of antique cars.
Eddie is survived by his wife, Jane Barnes Cornett; daughter, Julie Belinda Cornett of Vilas and son, William Edgar Cornett, Jr. of Wilmington; two grandchildren, John Wesley and Kaycee Belinda; two great-granddaughters, Gracie and Jessica; and brother, Darrell Cornett of Vilas.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Sue Clark.
Funeral services for Eddie Cornett will be conducted Monday afternoon, February 11, 2019 at 2 oclock at Mountain Dale Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Eric Cornett. The family will receive friends Monday from 1 until 2 oclock, prior to services, at the church. Graveside services will follow in the Mountain Dale Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers are appreciated or the family suggests memorials to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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