Charles B. “Chuck” Cornett

June 7, 1943 – July 5, 2014

Cremation has taken place and the memorial service for Charles B. “Chuck” Cornett is today (Thursday, July 10) at 10 a.m. at Veile Mortuary Chapel in Worland. Chuck died July 5 at Washakie Medical Center in Worland.

He was born June 7, 1943, at Basin, the son of Charles Cone and Mel Messina Durfey Cornett. He was raised in Hyattville, attended grade school in Hyattville, and graduated from Manderson-Hyattville High School in 1961.

He married Barbara A. Goodwin July 3, 1963, in Kilgore, Neb.

After graduating from high school he began a lifetime of working in agriculture. He worked for several area farms as a farmhand with a great deal of time on the Bob Lass Farms.

In 1986 he went to work as an oilfield roustabout, then went to work as a mechanic for Bob White Small Engine Repair Shop. In 1992 he went to work as a propane deliveryman for Big Horn Co-op and worked there until he retired.

He and his sons had been active in tractor pulling and loved building their own tractors with big block heavy engines. He also loved fishing.

Chuck was a member of Worland Eagles Aerie 3096.

His parents, his sisters Jo Craft and Molly Worm, and his brother Donald Cornett preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Barbara of Worland; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry and Cami Cornett of Greybull and Mike Cornett of Powell; one sister, Pati McKim of Manderson; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Burial of cremains will be at 11:45 a.m. at Mount View Cemetery in Basin. This will be followed by a lunch at the Worland Eagles Club in Worland at 1 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Chuck Cornett Memorial Fund, c/o Security State Bank, 320 North 10th, Worland, WY 82401.

 

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