The Bible says that a good man's steps are ordered of the Lord. Surely Dave Cornett bore the fruits of a
good man. He fought a good fight and kept the faith. Now he has gone on home to receive his reward.
Dave Cornett was born March 7, 1901, and passed away from this life on Nov. 28, 1974, making his stay
here on earth 73 years, 8 months and 21 days. He was the son of Joe and Linda Cornett, who both preceded
him in death.
Many years ago he was married to Cinda Sparkman who was to him a true and loving wife. To this union
were born four children: one(1) son, James Cornett of Gordon, Ky., and two daughters; Cora Caudill of Letcher,
Ky., and Evelyn Holbrook of Gordon, Ky., One daughter (Fledia Sumpter) preceded him in death.
A few years ago Dave was stricken with cancer. He bore his suffering like a valiant soldier, never
complaining, but always kind, humble and loving. He always had a friendly smile and handshake for all who
came in contact with him.
In November, 1973 he was baptized into the fellowship of the Mt. Olivet Regular Baptist Church. He was not
able to attend the church but many of his brothers and sisters of the church visited him often and sang for him.
This he enjoyed so much. He was always so glad to see them, but sad when they had to leave. It was a
blessing to visit him and feel the love he had for his brothers and sisters in the church.
He is survived by his wife, Cinda Cornett, his son, James Cornett; his two daughters, Cora Caudill and
Evelyn Holbrook, five grandchildren, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
His wife has lost a good husband, his children have lost a good father, the community has lost a good citizen;
the Mt. Olivet Church has lost a good member; and Heaven has gained a good soldier.
Why do we mourn departed friends,
And shake at death's alarms?
'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends
To call us to His arms.
Written by a brother in Hope, Glenn Hampton