In Memory of AAGD Member Greg Cornwell

AAGD Updates,

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gregory Cornwell, born on October 17,1947 in Kenton, Ohio to Bill and Avonelle Cornwell. Greg departed from this world on February 7, 2024 surrounded by his beloved family. Greg exuded an electric, magnetic and endlessly optimistic personality. His infectious smile and boundless energy were constants in his life. He approached every moment with joy and enthusiasm and his presence lit up any room he entered. Greg had a rare gift for making connections, never meeting a stranger. His ability to forge deep and meaningful relationships with everyone he encountered was truly remarkable. The ultimate gentleman. Always the first one on the dance floor with his wife, and would attempt the “worm” if the mood struck him. Professionally Greg served as a Federal Bank Examiner, President of several banks, and as a leader in various business organizations, including the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce and The Apartment Association of Dallas. Greg was a graduate of UNT and served as Delta Sigma Phi alumni treasurer for over 15 years. He also attended the SMU Southwest School of Banking. Additionally, Greg and his brother Brent formed a company Royal Finish which they operated successfully for over 25 years together. Greg is survived by his wife, his partner in crime and best friend of nearly fifty years, Kathy. Together they shared a bond that was as strong as it was beautiful. Additionally, he was a loving father to his daughter Allison and her husband Tim Coltart of Colleyville, TX and their four children Bella, Kaia, London and Keane as well as his son Clark and his wife Katie Cornwell of San Clemente, CA and their three sons Hudson, Parker and Owen. To his seven adoring grandchildren he will be remembered as the ultimate "Chief Pappo". He is also survived by his brothers Brent Cornwell and wife Leslie, Knowles Cornwell and his wife Linda and Brahm Cornwell and his wife Robin, along with cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, fraternity brothers, neighbors and friends. His passion for life was evident in his diverse hobbies, including landscaping, snow skiing, golfing, debating politics and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, but his greatest joy came from spending quality time with his loved ones. He left with a legacy of love, laughter and kindness. A celebration of life will be held at the King of Glory Lutheran Church in Dallas on February 22 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in honor of Greg's commitment to spreading joy and kindness throughout his life.