Elvin “Gene” Cornelison, Jr., age 70, of Cohutta, passed away on Thursday May 16, 2019 at his home.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elvin Cornelison Sr.; two brothers, Billy and Richard Cornelison; and sister, Debbie Cornelison Nix.
Mr. Cornelison proudly served in the U.S. Army and during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Tonya Gifford Cornelison of Cohutta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gena and Brian Ergle of Canton, Amie and Aaron Murphy of Calhoun; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Lindsay Cornelison of Dalton; mother, Catherine Cornelison of Dalton; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Pat Cornelison of Marietta; grandchildren, Landon and Lillie Catherine Ergle, Leif and Dax Murphy, McKenzie and Bryson Cornelison; and nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Cornelison will be held Monday, May 20, at 12:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Ergle and David Rose officiating.
Burial will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the service time at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Cancer Society.
Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, Dalton. For more information, call (706) 259-7455.