OBITUARY

Herman "Butch" Nelson Cornwell, Jr.

September 14, 1947March 19, 2021
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Herman "Butch" Nelson Cornwell Jr., age 73, passed away on March19, 2021. He was born on September 14, 1947 to Lucy and Herman Cornwell Sr., in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Herman served in the US Navy and was a Fireman for the City of Norfolk for 31 years. He enjoyed NASCAR, camping, cornhole and spending fun time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Gwendolyn Cornwell; daughter Cynthia Main (Paul); son Christopher Cornwell; five grandchildren, Skyler Main, Autumn Main, Alexis Cornwell, Ryan Main and Dustin Cornwell; great- grandchild, Blake Bowen; brother John Cornwell and special fur friend Reba.

  • FAMILY

  • Gwendolyn Cornwell, Loving wife of 47 years
  • Cynthia Main (Paul), Daughter
  • Christopher Cornwell, Son
  • Skyler Main, Grandchild
  • Autumn Main, Grandchild
  • Alexis Cornwell, Grandchild
  • Ryan Main, Grandchild
  • Dustin Cornwell, Grandchild
  • Blake Bowen, Great Grandchild
  • John Cornwell, Brother
  • Reba, Special fur friend
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Christopher Cornwell
  • Paul Main
  • Skyler Main
  • Ryan Main
  • Autumn Main
  • Alexis Cornwell

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life

    Friday, March 26, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place

Memories

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Chris Cornwell

March 26, 2021

I love Dad, you won't be missed cause you'll always be here with me.

Norfolk Chaplains

March 25, 2021

Our Hearts and Prayers are with the Family

"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal"

Norfolk Police Department Chaplains

Dee Jobes

March 23, 2021

So sorry for your loss Chris....give my condolences to your mom & Alexis...prayers & thoughts to all your family...Butch was a strong & funny man...good father & I know he loved you all....he will be missed😇🙏❤

Tammy Pitts

March 22, 2021

Sending love and deepest sympathy. I had the pleasure of working with Butch for many years. He was always very kind and eager to help everyone. He will be missed by everyone.

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Biography

Herman "Butch" Nelson Cornwell Jr., age 73, passed away on March19, 2021. He was born on September 14, 1947 to Lucy and Herman Cornwell Sr., in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Herman served in the US Navy and was a Fireman for the City of Norfolk for 31 years. He enjoyed NASCAR, camping, cornhole and spending fun time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Gwendolyn Cornwell; daughter Cynthia Main (Paul); son Christopher Cornwell; five grandchildren, Skyler Main, Autumn Main, Alexis Cornwell, Ryan Main and Dustin Cornwell; great- grandchild, Blake Bowen; brother John Cornwell and special fur friend Reba.