Obituary Listings

Jack Morris Kornegay, Jr.
There are condolences waiting approval on Jack's Tribute wall
Obituary for Jack Morris Kornegay, Jr.

Goldsboro – Jack Morris Kornegay, Jr. 71, passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at his home.

Morris was born in Wayne County on December 27, 1946 to the late Jack Morris Kornegay Sr. and Ruth Ray Frederick Kornegay. He enjoyed the opportunities given to him by helping to impact the lives of so many students while serving with Wayne County Public Schools. Morris retired as principal of Eastern Wayne High School, a place he loved and served for 11 years. In later years, he was a lover of nature and enjoyed working in his yard. Morris also enjoyed boating on the Neuse River, fishing at Emerald Isle, going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.

A service to celebrate Morris’ life will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Bill Garner officiating. Interment will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

Morris is survived by his daughter, Amanda Black and husband Keith of Garner; son, Jay Kornegay III and wife Liz of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Jack Kornegay IV, Bobby Kornegay, Linna Kornegay, Sam Black and William Black; and his long-time companion, Brenda Brown of Nashville. He is also survived by his special k-9 friend, Karl.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Eastern Wayne High School, 1135 E. New Hope Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Jack Morris Kornegay, Jr., please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events





5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Funeral Service




10:00 AM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Cemetery Details


Willowdale Cemetery

306 E. Elm Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Memorial Contribution

Eastern Wayne High School

1135 E. New Hope Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Jack Morris Kornegay, Jr.

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Jack

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.