Obituary: Ricky Lee Cornett

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A Community Icon, Ricky Lee Cornett, age 62, passed peacefully in the arms of family at his home in Ben on Sunday, June 14, 2020.

Rick was born on May 28, 1958, in Batesville. He is the son of Earmie (Allender) Cornett and the late Earl Cornett of Ben.

Rick was loved by a multitude of life-long friends and extended family in communities near and far. He never met a stranger and always had an endless supply of hugs and kisses for everyone. He visited friends, sick and elderly always offering a neighborly helping hand. His love for four-wheelers, preferably Hondas, was evident as he was always shopping and longing for a new one. His daily ride to the York Girls Drasco Cafe, Jerry’s Place and the Country Store resulted in him becoming friends with almost everyone. Rick has left behind a legacy of love that will be remembered by every person that had the privilege of encountering his precious soul.

Survivors include his sister Deloris Wells (Larry) of Drasco; two brothers, Wayne Cornett (Laura) of Drasco, and Gary Cornett (Ronda) of Tumbling Shoals; nieces and nephews include Darrin Wells (Dana) of Drasco, Cynthia Cornelison (Jason) of Drasco, Jeffrey Wells (Stacie) of Locust Grove, Aron Cornett (Jessica) of Conway, Jordan Cornett of Morrilton, Landon Cornett (Brooke) of Concord, Kelsey Freeman (Brock) of Bryant and Kayla Holland (Heath) of Fox; seventeen great-nieces and nephews; and eight great-great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Aron Cornett, Darrin Wells, Jeffrey Wells, Landon Cornett, Hunter Cornelison, Ryan Cornelison, Devin Wells and Jason Cornelison.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Darrell Jones, Danny Clark, Tom Helms, Myron Stoltzfus, Jamy Robbins, Russell Martin, Artie Cousins, Neil Clark and Dewayne Ezell.

A walk-thru visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Drasco General Baptist Church.

A community procession will follow to the Friendship Cemetery in Drasco with Jackie Prince and Lynn Smith officiating under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in his honor to:
Friendship Cemetery Fund
5 McCarty Ridge Road
Drasco, AR 72530

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