Cornelious Guy Desper “Mad Dog”

Born: 03/23/1929 Passed:

Cornelious Guy Desper “Mad Dog”, age 91, of Louisville, passed away on December 27th, 2020 due to a long-term illness. He loved NASCAR, riding motorcycles, and traveling, mostly living in Okeechobee, Florida during the winter months. He was a member of the VFW #3747 Auxiliary of Canton, and VFW #7490 Auxiliary of Louisville.

Cornelious is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Betty “Buttercup” Desper; sons, Stephen Guy Desper, Michael Ray Desper; and grandson, Greg Desper Jr.

Cornelious is survived by three daughters, Cindy (Randy) Rusu, Cathy (Rich) Vicencio, and Lisa Schultheis; son, Greg (Vicky) Desper; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren; and special friend, Edna of Okeechobee, Florida.

Special thanks to Community Hospice; family friend, Alice Johnstone; granddaughter, Brooke Scott, great-granddaughter, Kaitilyn Molloy; neighbor Linda McMannis. In keeping with Cornelious’ wishes, there will not be any services. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Community Hospice.


1 Tribute to Cornelious Guy Desper “Mad Dog”

  1. Jason L Howard (Hector) says:

    Greg. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I really liked your dad. I learned a great deal from him when I worked for him on Rig 4 . BTW , I saw a great deal of him in you , when I worked for you on Rig 8. I enjoyed going hunting with him and liked to watch him work his bird dog.
    I feel very fortunate to have known him and have many great memories of him. Every one of them makes me smile.
    My hopes are that the pain and loss you feel have faded and all your thoughts of him bring a smile.
    Take care

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