Scott Cornelius

Scott Cornelius

August 29, 1962 – March 8, 2021


E. Scott Cornelius, lovingly known as “Dad” and “Papaw”, was born on August 29, 1962 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and passed away on March 8, 2021. Scott was the child of Roy Earnest and Peggy Lou Cornelius. Scott graduated from Yukon High School in 1980.  He was an avid member of the Yukon High School Band where he served as drum major. He enjoyed time with his friends and every aspect of music including chorus, church choir and going to concerts. In his later years, Scott loved working out, swimming, biking, and going to Thunder games. Scott married Brenda Boswell on April 5, 1986. They celebrated 34 wonderful years together. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with family. He adored his grandchildren and loved spoiling them and taking them on family vacations. On any adventure he loved taking shortcuts and going to extremes. Scott had a successful career in the golf industry prior to joining the insurance industry in 2006 by continuing the legacy of his father, Earnie Cornelius who opened ECI Agency in 1964. The next generation will be continuing this legacy. He brought with him expertise of more than 20 years of retail management and worked to make the agency a modern business. In 15 short years he became a leader in many of the organizations associated with the Insurance Industry. He was well respected throughout the industry and was always open to assisting other agents with any needs they might have. Scott is survived by his wife Brenda and five children, Ryan and wife Linda, Ashlie, Alex and wife Beth, Cody and wife Christin, and Emily, three grandsons Kyle, Cooper, and Ben and granddaughter Aubrey. Scott is also survived by his parents, Earnie and Peggy Cornelius, both of his sisters, Denise Johnson and Joy, his brother, Roland and numerous nieces and nephews. Scott’s faith in God and acceptance of Jesus and His provision and grace sustained throughout his life and he has now passed into his new life through salvation into God’s plan for eternity. Scott would want you to know, no, he did not have COVID.  Funeral services will be coordinated by Matthews Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021 at Memorial Road Church of Christ.

12 thoughts on “Scott Cornelius”

  1. roger Pugh

    Like his mom and dad, Scott was a good and decent person and was widely respected. He will be missed by so many. I enjoyed working with Scott on many community projects until I retired a few years ago, and I know his contributions to the community and his industry will leave a void.

  2. Nora Spangler

    I’m so sorry to hear about Scott passing he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. My heart goes out to anyone I wish I could of got to know Scott better we were 2nd cousins but living in different states we were not able to I am praying for you all.

  3. Kelly Farris

    This is heartbreaking news! Scott was so kind and incredible to work with. He will be missed by all. I’m sending prayers to his family and everyone at ECI.

  4. Jacque Hurst

    My heart goes out to the entire Cornelius family. Scott was talented, creative and always kept you on your toes, professionally. He always offered such great ideas. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed.

  5. David Dawley

    I had the privilege of working with Scott for many years at Golf USA. We had many good times and I have many fond memories of my time working and traveling with Scott. He loved to eat at buffets and definitely would cut across three lanes of traffic for some Baskin Robins! He was definitely a leader! He was a no excuse, get it done, ask for forgiveness later, type of guy! I loved that about him even though at times it would get us in a bind! Ha! Although our paths went separate ways several years ago, I will never forget our times together and many things that I learned from Scott that I still use in business today! The customer is always right! I’m sad to see Scott gone so soon, but I’m happy to know he was a man of God! We will see you again some day Scooter!

  6. Karen Reich

    So sorry for your loss. Scott was a great supporter of the Piedmont Service Center to which we are so great full also the Piedmont Community . He will be missed so much.

  7. Linda Tinsley

    Scott was an amazing man and will be greatly missed by our Insurance Family and Community – thoughts and prayers for your family.

  8. Jeannie Boyd

    Cousins are so meaningful to our lives…I feel like I’ve lost not only a cousin, but a childhood favorite playmate…after following the service online, I can tell Scott was a Good man. I miss him and those childhood memories. Much love and condolences going out to the whole extended family. May God bless and keep you all! RIP Scott! 🙏🌹❣

  9. Mary Tilford

    Dear Earnie, Peggy and family ,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Scott was an amazing man and taken too soon. The loss to the Insurance Industry is great but the loss to his family is greater. Hold your memories close to your heart as they will help you get through the difficult times. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending love and hugs as well.

  10. Bobbi and Larry Buchanan

    Dear Peggy, Earnie and Family,

    Very sorry for the loss of Scott. I remember him as a polite young teenager who grew into a remarkable young man during the 10 years I worked at ECI. He left a great legancy and will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  11. Jerry Koester, Edmond, OK

    I am so saddened to learn about Scott’s passing. It comes as quite a shock. Scott and I enjoyed working together in the former Piedmont Kiwanis Club, and he always volunteered at our fund raisers when we were raising money for others.

    My heartfelt sympathy gos out to Scott’s family, and especially father Earnie who was so proud of Scott continuing their ECI agency.

    May God be with all of you during this time of sorrow.

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