David Donald Corn, 76, of Hendersonville went to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, February 26, 2011.
A lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Reverend Quay and Mae Bell Sims Corn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Harold Brackett, Willard Barnwell, Bob Clark, Clyde Henderson, Glenn Gilliam, and Gerald Jackson.
He graduated from Edneyville High School in 1954 and from Western Carolina University in 1957 with a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and Science. He served in the National Guard from 1957 to 1962. He taught in the Transylvania County Public School System for a year and a half and was then employed by BASF Corporation in Enka for over 33 years from which he retired in 1993 as the Section Head of Textile Development in the Fibers Division. He was a member of the AATCC and attended Ebenezer Baptist Church.
He worked hard his whole life and enjoyed developing and working on his land, which led him to starting the Mountain Trail Mobile Home Park. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling, gardening, watching sports and reading. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother and will be missed by his family.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Martha Causby Corn; daughters, Donna Earl and husband, Mitchell of Hendersonville, Angela Goodman and husband, Steve of Hendersonville, and Deborah Corn and husband, Armando Rodriguez of Southwest Ranches, FL; grandchildren, Joshua and Jessica Allison, Sean, Sara, and Corey Goodman, and Ryan, Michael, and Amanda Rodriguez; sisters, Ruth Brackett, Lois Barnwell, Margaret “Birdie” Clark, Mary Henderson and husband, Clyde, Betty Gilliam, Louise Levi and husband, Junior, and Juanita “Pie” Jackson; brother, Wilburn Corn and wife, Gladys Davis Corn; as well as a large number of nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held at 3 PM Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private.