February 19, 1919 - January 14, 2015
Lt. Colonel Henry Jackson Kornegay, Jr., 95, passed away on January 14, 2015, at his residence in Anaheim, CA. Lt. Colonel Kornegay was born February 19, 1919, in West Point, the son of the late Henry Jackson and Harriet McFadden Kornegay, Sr. Lt. Colonel Kornegay graduated from West Point High School in 1937, where he was President of the Senior Class. He attended the University of Mississippi "Ole Miss" from 1938 through the Spring of 1941, where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He entered his military service September 3, 1941, as an Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet. He flew the DB-7, B-24, and the B-17 before transferring to Berkshire, England, with the 376th Bob Squadron, 306 Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, where he remained until after World War II. His group was re-assigned to photo mapping Europe west of the Iron Curtain. He was then re-assigned to Giebelstadt, Germany, in 1945 and various other military bases in Germany until returning to the United States in 1947. He met and married the woman of his dreams, Jessica Marilyn Hogue on August 6, 1948, in Tampa, FL. During 1948-1949, he flew the B-29, B-17, and C-54 aircraft. They went on to have three children with him, meeting the youngest when she was six months old, as he was stationed and flying in England during her birth. His autobiography and memoirs of his military life have been filed and published in the World War II Veteran's Project in the National Achives. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother and often the benefactor to a child in need. He was tender hearted to the child that would be left out of a school field trip, a child that needed medical treatment or a simple bicycle at Christmas, all unknown to him personally. All of his little songs, which were often made up, the ones he sang to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will be greatly missed. The "little finger snapping song" that he would whistle to while doing a silly little dance across the room, the ear that would listen to you, the memories in the kitchen teaching us to make Thanksgiving stuffing or his famous peanut brittle, all of which will be greatly missed. He was a man with a big heart and the only things he loved as much as his family was his country and Ole Miss…"Hotty Toddy"! In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by Four Sisters: Lucille Ball, Vivian Simmons, Frances "Totty" Williams and Elizabeth "Tib" Harper and by a Son-in-Law: Robert Taskey. Graveside Services will be Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 1:00 P.M. from Greenwood Cemetery in West Point with Reverend Jeff Shannon officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include Two Daughters, Gwen Day (David) of Anaheim, CA, and Marilyn Taskey of Wexford, PA; One Son, Henry Jackson (Trey) Kornegay, III (Elizabeth) of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; Seven Grandchildren and Two Great Grandchildren; and One Sister, Mary "Dinks" Thornton of West Point. Memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701.
Lt. Colonel Henry Jackson Kornegay, Jr., 95, passed away on January 14, 2015, at his residence in Anaheim, CA. Lt. Colonel Kornegay was born February 19, 1919, in West Point, the son of the late Henry Jackson and Harriet McFadden Kornegay, Sr.... View Obituary & Service Information
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