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Jerry Cornwell

August 1, 1941 — June 17, 2024

Jerry Lee Cornwell, 82, passed away June 17, 2024. Jerry was born August 1, 1941, in Springfield, Ohio where he lived until relocating to Artesia, New Mexico with his mother and siblings. He moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1959 and then to Denver, Colorado in 1976 before moving back to Albuquerque in 2016.

Jerry graduated from Artesia High School May 1959, where he made many life long friends. He worked at various jobs including successfully completing the electrical wiring for several businesses downtown, he went on to become an owner of Big O Tire store on Central Avenue in Albuquerque. Upon relocating to Denver, he was a successful salesperson of commercial tires with many long time clients. After retirement Jerry and Barbara relocated back to Albuquerque where their lives together began over 55 years ago.

To many, Jerry was a "Bear with a big heart", his sense of humor was immense; his cool attitude was delightful and his heart bigger than most people knew. His one line comebacks were classic and timely.

In addition to his wife Barbara, Jerry was preceded in death by his mother Lucille, brother Wayne, sister Helen, former wife Gloria and son Jerry Lee, Jr. Also many dear Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

Jerry is survived by his youngest sibling Bill (husband Jason), his children Sherry, Larry and Troy; his children by marriage Peter, Linne' and Dana; grandchildren Austin (wife Bella), Hayden, Loren, Jarrett, Jesse, Jordan, Katie and Christina.

Memorial service to be held 11:00 a.m., July 12, 2024, in the chapel at French-University, 1111 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

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Friday, July 12, 2024

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