Gregory Cornwell

Gregory Cornwell

Monday, August 10th, 1953 Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

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Obituary for Gregory Chaffin Cornwell

Gregory Chaffin Cornwell, 67, of Greenville, SC, went peacefully to Heaven on October 27, 2020. Greg was a devoted husband to Anne Anthony Cornwell, his wife of 38 years. He was also a wonderful father to their son, Benjamin Scott Cornwell of Tega Cay, SC.

Greg was born in Baltimore, MD to the late Jeptha Eli Cornwell and Yvonne Gigere. After 35 years Greg recently retired from Roper Mountain Science Center where he served as: Curator of Education, Director, and Planetarium & Public Program Specialist.

Greg was an active member of Fellowship Greenville, where he served on the tech team. Previously he was a member of Shannon Forest PCA congregation, where he taught children’s Sunday School and assisted with Youth Group.

Greg possessed a servant heart and was always available to help and serve others. He organized the Keep it Clean and Have Fun project, which was responsible for the draining and cleaning of Oak Grove Lake in Greenville. Many people are so blessed by the completion of this project.

Ivybrooke subdivision residents in Greenville were blessed to have Greg as President of the homeowner’s association. He was able to complete numerous long-term projects through his excellent leadership and hard work. Greg helped to organize renovations for a returning missionary couple’s home this year.

Greg was an enthusiastic lover of nature and was passionate about sharing his knowledge of God’s glorious creation with young and old alike. Being outdoors, hiking, kayaking fishing, leading Furman educational trips to Costa Rica, Alaska, South America, Hawaii, and local trips to NC, SC, and GA were activities Greg truly enjoyed. He was also a volunteer usher at the Peace Center in Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, Anne is requesting donations be made to the Piedmont Women’s Center in Greenville, SC or to Samaritan’s Purse Ministries. Thank you very much!

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Leslie Cook

With much love and many happy memories of a life well lived! Love from Leslie Cook and 20+ years years of GCS 3rd graders.

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Colleen Rostek

Greg was a dear friend, a faithful and loving husband to our dear friend Anne, and our constant nature guide with his love and knowledge of God’s creation. He exemplified servant leadership in all he did, always ready to jump in and help anyone, anytime. The world was a richer place with Greg In it. Our loss is heaven’s gain. We love you Anne and Greg.
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Linda Dubose

Ann, I am so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. My heart truly knows your pain. Charles died in April. Greg was a wonderful man and dear friend. I treasure all the great memories from Roper Mountain and his friendship. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace, comfort and strength in the coming days. Love you , Linda DuBose
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Mark Harton

So sorry to hear about this. Always loved going to planetarium shows and hearing him speak. Didn't know him personally but interacted with him many times. A very personable guy who obviously lived his job. Thank you for your great attitude, prayers for the family and colleagues.
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Anne and Ben,
We’re so sorry to hear about Greg’s passing. He certainly put up a good fight these last few years. He will be missed by many people.
Jim & Linda Pendergrass
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