Memorials requested for family's choice.
William Michael "Mike" Cornelius, 73, of Owensville, Mo., passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at his residence.
He was born March 25, 1948, to William O. and Doris (Lewis) Cornelius in Hondo, Texas.
He was united in marriage to Tina Ditto Aug. 14, 2014, in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
William had served his country with the U. S. Navy for 22 1/2 years plus 22 1/2 years in Civil Service and five years in Merchant Marines.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Doris.
He is survived by his wife, Tina of their home; son, William M. Cornelius II and wife Marie of Riverside, Calif.; daughter, Michelle Cornelius Yerbic of Fresno, Calif.; sister, Kay Shelton and husband George of Broken Arrow, Okla.; grandchildren, 7 and great-grandchildren 12.
Full Military Honors will be held at Owensville Veteran's Park at a later date.