Robert Benjamin Cornett, age 80, of West Jefferson, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 at Watauga Medical Center. Mr. Cornett was born July 2, 1929 in Washington County, VA to the late Benjamin and Joyce Stamper Cornett. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Cornett, and a sister, Betty Jolley. Mr. Cornett loved to spend time with his grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Sonny Thomas. Burial followed in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6:308:30 PM Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Badger Funeral Home. Mr. Cornett is survived by his wife, Bessie Brooks Cornett of the home; two daughters: Diana Craven and husband, Steve, and Donna Harless and husband, Kenny, all of West Jefferson; and four grandchildren, Kendra and Keaton Craven and Kelsey and Kayla Spears. The family met at the home of Kenny and Donna Harless at 157 Hillcrest Lane, West Jefferson. Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to: American Heart Association c/o June Weaver, PO Box 791, Jefferson, NC 28640. You may send and view email condolences to the family through our website located at www.badgerfuneralhome.com. Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.