Cornell Alvin Licklider of Rosati, Missouri was born on December 8, 1927 in Jake’s Prairie, Missouri to Oscar and Sadie (Monda) Licklider and passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the age of 92 years.
On September 2, 1950 he married Wanda (Lewis) Licklider.
Cornell grew up in Rosati, Missouri after moving from Jake’s Prairie when he was nine. At the age of 15 he worked for the Rosati Winery supervising German POWs. Then later while managing a vineyard and helping the other grape growers in the community, he was employed for 20 years with the International Shoe Co. He was then the street superintendent for the city of St. James, Missouri for 23 years before retiring.
After retirement he worked part-time at the St. James Tourist Center. He was a member of the High Gate Baptist Church. Cornell loved hunting and fishing. He always raised a big garden and loved sharing it with family and friends. Cornell had a very strong work ethic and set a wonderful example for his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Sadie Licklider; his wife, Wanda on November 27, 1992; two granddaughters, Casey Jo Licklider in 1987 and Nichole Licklider in 2014; one brother, Carlyle Licklider; and three sisters, Erma Grayson, Wilda Casarotto and Waneta Green.
He is survived by his daughter, Diane Daniel and husband Doug of St. James, Missouri; one son, Roger C. Licklider and wife Valerie of Rolla, Missouri; companion, Vivian Ridenhour of St. James, Missouri; three grandchildren, Matthew Daniel, Heather Nelson and husband Jermiah, and Dalton Licklider; seven great grandchildren, Melissa Riggins and husband Cody, Bradley Daniel, Emily Daniel, Tucker Daniel, Hayden Daniel, Madelyn Licklider and Maia Nelson; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Perry Lewis and wife Betty and Ina Boulware; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Interment followed in the Licklider Cemetery in Jake’s Prairie, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla, Missouri.