Celebrating the life of

David Walter "Pappy" Cornelius

Passed away on October 10, 2020

David Walter

David Walter “Pappy” Cornelius, 85, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Candler Hospital with his family by his side.  He was born in Rockford, Illinois, son of Ray L. and Ethlyn Anderson Cornelius. 

David retired January 1, 1999 from Barber Coleman/Pfauter Maag after 46 years of service.  He was a member of Tybee Lite Shrine Club, Masonic Temple, Scottish Rite, Tybee Marine Rescue Squad and the American Legion Post No. 154 Tybee Island.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Ethlyn Cornelius and Christine Gruver Cornelius; his wife, Sandra Hosti Cornelius; brother, Terry Cornelius and granddaughter, Jennifer Lauber.

Surviving are his children, Lynn Meree Northup, Daniel Cornelius, Dennis Cornelius, Mathew Cornelius, Michelle Fletcher, Theresa Gorby, Kimberly Fickes, Diane Perkins, William Moseley; sisters, Susan Getty, Barbara Brooks, Gail Quante, Joyce Hagan; brother, Norman Cornelius.  Also, surviving are 31 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Remembrances: Morris Slotin Fund of the Alee Temple.

Social distancing and the wearing of masks are required for the safety of everyone attending.




We are so sorry for your loss. David was a fine man and dear friend. He will be missed. We first met him at our wedding shower over 35 years ago & we how how much he loved his family.

- Bill & Tricia Lewis , Tybee Island , GA

We are so sorry for your loss.

- Joe & Jackie Richardson, Savannah, GA

David was the kindest man, always wearing a smile. He was a great role model and loved dearly. Thinking of you all right now and hoping he now is reunited with Aunt Sandra.

- Chelsea Cannady, Savannah, Georgia

Diane and family We are so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers. Love Keith, Wendy, Austin and Taylor Hicks

- Wendy Hicks, Clemmons, NC

David was such a sweet and kind man. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

- Virginia Ward, Tybee island, Ga

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I am so sorry about David's passing. I've only known him for about 6 years from the Shriners Club Tuesday night suppers. He was always so happy, cheerful and fun to talk to. He will be truly missed by everyone. I am so lucky to call him my friend.

- Catherine Laube, Savannah, Georgia

We send our most sincere condolences to all the family. May eternal light shine on David and may he Rest In Peace.

- Lester & Maria Lee, Savannah, Ga

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- Rickiewoory, Brest, Belarus

We are so sorry for your loss. I will miss his visits when he would "cross the bridge" to visit Alee Shriners. We always had interesting conversations that were very enjoyable. Rest in Peace Mr. David.

- Freddie and Colleen Humphries, Savannah, GA

So sorry! Sending lots of love, prayers and blessing to you all.

- Larry and Donna piper, Tybee Island, Georgia

We’re so sorry to hear about David, such a sweet and wonderful person. Love to all the family.

- Bonnie Hosti & Norbert Chandler , Tybee Island , Georgia

We are sorry for the loss of David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jack Hogan and Family

- Thomas Hogan, Savannah, GA

So sorry! May y'all find comfort in the outpouring of our love for David and knowing that he and Sandra are reunited.

- Barbara and Michael Caramico, Tybee Island , GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel