Floyd E. Cornish, 62, of Delano, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, after a courageous battle with small cell lung cancer.
Floyd “Abe” was born in Waverly, N.Y., to Wilbur and Carrie Thomas Cornish. He was a graduate of Waverly High School class of 1973.
He was a truck driver for more than 35 years for many major companies in Tennessee and Georgia, often traveling long distance and logistically for local companies. He also help local contractors, friends, and family build and remodel homes. He loved fishing, rock-n-roll, woodworking, gardening, and photography. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Carol Sue; children: Danette (Rodney) O’Daniel, and their sons: Tanner and Hunter, Danelle (David) Tant, and their children: Amber, Taylor, Blake, Nathan, Hannah and Brandon, Brandy Cornish, and her sons: Blake and Logan, of Florida, Jacob Floyd Cornish, and his daughter, Abigail; stepchildren: Johnathan (Heather) Hudson, and their sons, Race and Jarred, Jessica (Mike) Scholes, and their children, Michael Jr., Andrew, Ally (Garret), Reagan and Nate; his brothers: Marvin (Becky), Wilbur (Nancy), and Tom (Linda); sisters: Margurite (Bob), Marylee (Jim), Linda (Gordon) and Cindy (Mitch); and nieces, nephews and extended family in New York, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida, whom he dearly loved.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Michael, Joseph, Julius, and Patrick Cornish.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at his residence in Delano.
The family requests donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, at P.O. Box 46, Chattanooga, TN 37401 or www.hospiceofchattanooga.org.
Share a personal memory or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Cornish family with these arrangements.
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