Austin Darrell Cornwell, 77, of Lewisburg, WV, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, doing and being involved with what he loved at his business, Factory Tire Outlet, in Ronceverte, WV.
Darrell was born on May 6, 1942, in Frankford, WV, and was the son of James and Zula Morgan Cornwell.
Darrell, along with his wife, were owners and operators of Factory Tire Outlet in Ronceverte. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge and the Clear Creek Gun and Rod Club. Darrell loved sports, which he participated in during his youth, and carried this on into his adulthood by coaching Little League Baseball. He loved everybody and lived life to the fullest. He was an avid golfer and hunter. Darrell loved and enjoyed his annual hunting trips to Colorado and was awaiting his license to come in for the 2020 season. Part of his cremains will be distributed on his favorite hunting grounds in Colorado.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jeff; his daughter, Tina; sisters, Beulah Whitt, Reva Ramsey, Judy Woodruff and Margie Cornwell; and brothers, William “Bud” Cornwell and Estel Cornwell.
Surviving are his wife, Patsy Long Cornwell; daughter, Amanda James (Van); grandchildren, Hayley Cornwell, and Landry and Guy James; sister, Betty Testerman (Bobby); brothers, Doran Cornwell and Ronald Cornwell (Sally); members of the Long family; the mother of Jeff and Tina, Nonnie Sampson; his beloved hunting buddies; and loyal Factory Tire Outlet employees.
A celebration of the life of Darrell Cornwell will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020, from 6-8 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte.
In honor of Darrell and his generosity and kindness towards others, the family wishes that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Greenbrier Children’s Home, 9579 Seneca Trail South, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the February 20, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.