In Memory of




Obituary for J. R. Corne

J. R. Corne passed away at his daughters home in Denton, TX on January 10th, 2023. He was born in Palestine, Texas on August 6, 1930 to
Claude Lucian Corne and Ada Viola Rodgers. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of more than 45 years, Lucille Corne on December 23, 2011, three brothers and one sister.

J. R. graduated from Palestine High School in 1947 and Nixon's Business College in Palestine in 1948. He had resided at Red Lake since 1982.

He worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad in Houston and Palestine for the Assistant General Manager, traveling extensively on Private Railroad Car No. 21 throughout Texas and Louisiana from 1948 to 1962. He then moved
to Dallas where he worked for Dr Pepper Company at their National Headquarters from 1962 to 1974, serving at various times as Coop
Advertising Manager, Assistant Purchasing Manager and Administrative Assistant.

From 1976 to 1982, he served as Deputy Sheriff in the Dallas County Sheriff's Department, when he semi-retired and moved to Red Lake, which
he had owned since 1960 and visited regularly while living in Dallas. He owned and operated B&A Security, Inc. in Corsicana from 1982 to 2000, at which time he totally retired.

J. R. served for more than 25 years as a Member of the Board of Directors
of Fairfield Hospital District, during which time he was involved in many improvements, including leasing the facility to ETMC in 1998. In 2018, the board of directors honored him by naming the board room after him, including a bronze portrait plaque on the wall.

He was a loyal and active member of Fairfield First United Methodist Church, where he had been a member since 1986, serving as a member of several church committees.

He is survived by four step-children, whom he loved as if they were his own: Arthur Foss and wife Yvonne of Portland, Texas, Jerry Mcdonough of Corinth, Texas, Matilda Jane Owens of Denton, Texas, and Mary Francis Smith and husband Robin of Dallas, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at Fairfield Cemetery on January 14th, 2023, with Reverend of First United Methodist Church officiating.

Funeral services are under the direction of Capps Memorial Funeral Home, Fairfield.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fairfield First United Methodist Church building fund.