Joseph “Papaw JR” Cornelison Jr., 88, of Hindsville, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022, at home. 

He was born Wednesday, Aug 23, 1933, at Hindsville, to Joseph Jackson and Mary Elinder Vanderpool Cornelison.

Papaw JR married Willa Dean Evans and together they were parents to two children. He was employed for many years at Jones Truck Lines as a trailer mechanic, and had proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Papaw JR had a passion for woodworking and working on his farm. He also enjoyed reading his bible, having Sunday dinners with his family, and dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Papaw JR was preceded in death by his wife, Willa Dean; his son, Mark Edward Cornelison; his parents, Joseph and Mary Cornelison; and his siblings, Curtis, Bob, James, Fern, Margaret, Pansy, Betty, Nelli and Florence. 

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Debbie Cornelison; two brothers and one sister-in-law, John and Betty Cornelison, and Arthur Cornelison; two sisters, Dorthea Tate and Phyllis Penick; five grandchildren, Andrew Cornelison, Ryan Cornelison, Keith Cornelison, Brandie and Gary Smith, and Nicole and Brandon Walker; seven great-grandchildren, Taeyler Cornelison, Maecey Cornelison, Takale Lane, Sheldon Lane, Sydnie Walker, Lexie Walker, and Brantley; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 20, 2022, at Brashears Funeral Home.   Loren Collins officiated. 

Pallbearers were Andrew Cornelison, Sheldon Lane, Ryan Cornelison, Brandon Walker, Travis Lane, Floyd Cornelison and Brantley Walker.

Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Cornelison, Steven Cornelison and Jerry Cornelison. 

Interment followed services at Colbaugh Cemetery, Hindsville. 

Services were entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.