Leon Cornett Obituary

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Leon Cornett

December 7, 1937 - August 8, 2014
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Leon Cornett, 76 was born on December 7, 1937 to his parents; Alton and Tular (McDaniel) Cornett in Logansport, Louisiana. Leon went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 8, 2014 in his home with his family at his bedside in Hanford, California, one week after his mother's passing on Friday, August 1, 2014. Leon resided in Hanford, CA for 65 years. Leon attended and finished school in Hanford. He was employed by the Hanford Unified School District for 30 years where he retired after having been a school bus mechanic and school bus driver. During that time he spent 2 years in the U.S. Army. After leaving the school district, Leon...
Leon Cornett, 76 was born on December 7, 1937 to his parents; Alton and Tular (McDaniel) Cornett in Logansport, Louisiana. Leon went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 8, 2014 in his home with his family at his bedside in Hanford, California, one week after his mother's passing on Friday, August 1, 2014.

Leon resided in Hanford, CA for 65 years. Leon attended and finished school in Hanford. He was employed by the Hanford Unified School District for 30 years where he retired after having been a school bus mechanic and school bus driver. During that time he spent 2 years in the U.S. Army. After leaving the school district, Leon became a self-employed truck driver for the next 10 years.

He was preceded in death by his father; Alton Cornett, mother; Tular McDaniel and his brothers; Bobby Cornett and Ronald Cornett.

He leaves to mourn a brother; Tommy Cornett of San Pablo, CA, a sister; Dorthea Heard of Houston, TX, an aunt; Velma Howard of Hanford, CA, his loving companion of five years; Connie Hernandez of Hanford, CA, two daughters; Rhonda of Las Vegas, NV and Draina of Sacramento, CA and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Family and Friends are invited to view Leon's legacy at www.peoplesfuneralchapel.com and send condolences to the family.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and also on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Tular's Life on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. all at People's Funeral Chapel; 501 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230 559-584-5591
with Burial to follow at Hanford Cemetery; 10500 S. 10th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230 559-584-3937.

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"Mr. Cornett was our high school bus driver. I had a tough time in high school & I'm very sure Mr, Cornett knew, he would have an extra big smile for me on..." (CA)

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