James ‘Poodle’ Sheek Cornatzer

Published 10:14 am Thursday, December 29, 2022

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Mr. James “Poodle” Sheek Cornatzer, 88, of Baltimore Road, Advance, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 at Davie Medical Center.

He was born on April 13, 1934 in Davie County to the late George Frank and Flossie Chunn Sheek Cornatzer.

Jim proudly served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was a lifelong member of Bixby Presbyterian Church. Poodle was a kind person who loved his family, loved farming, and enjoyed his daily visits to Bixby Store. He was known as a “busy-bee”, “wide-open”, and a walking history book.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a sister, Maxine C. Newman; a sister-in-law, Shirley Cornatzer; and 2 brothers-in-law, Johnny Newman and Thomas Foster.

Survivors include: his 2 siblings, Peggy C. Foster and Thomas F. Cornatzer; numerous nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023 at Bixby Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gary Marshall officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Eaton Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the workers of Bixby General Store and everyone who showed him love and care through the years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Bixby Presbyterian Cemetery Fund, 1806 Fork Bixby Road, Advance, NC 27006.

Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.