Col. Anthony Wane “Tony” Cornelius, age 56 of Spring Hill, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on June 29, 2019 with his family by his side.
Tony proudly served his country and retired as a Colonel with U.S. Army. He was the long-time lead instructor of the Spring Hill High School JROTC where he devoted much of his time preparing cadets for their military careers. He was a member of the Central Christian Church. Tony enjoyed riding motorcycles and was member of the Mule Town Hogs Motorcycle Club. He and family enjoyed traveling and going to NASCAR races and he also enjoyed working on automobiles. He was a great man, loving husband, supportive father, caring a fun grandpa, son, brother, uncle, an awesome teacher, brave soldier, very hard worker and friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 40 years, Virginia Cornelius; daughters, Aimee and Jenna Cornelius; father, Mickey (Kathi) Cornelius; brother, Matthew (Lisa) Cornelius; sister, Mikki (Thad) Chase; grandchildren, Gage Cornelius and Gracie Hodge. Preceded in death by mother, Janet Carter Cornelius.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home, Pastor Tracy Cameron officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and one hour prior to the service. A private family entombment will be held at Spring Hill Memorial Park, Evergreen Mausoleum with full military honors. The cadets of Spring High School JROTC will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church of Bear Creek or the American Autism Association.
SPRING HILL MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME, 931-486-0059, www.springhill-memorial.com.