William C. McCormack, “Corny” as he was known by his family and friends, passed away to his heavenly home on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at a local health care facility, surrounded by his family.
He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the United States Army.
Corny loved all things outdoors, hunting, fishing and most of all he loved the golf course. He was a kind and loving father and papaw, and he was a true friend to many.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 30 years, Melba McCormack; his Mom and Pop Grissom, who raised him from an early age; his mother, Eliza McCormack; and his siblings: Geneva Shelton, Wanda Haggard, Sue, Pig, Jimmy, Baby and Peanut Grissom.
He is survived by his children: “Slick” McCormack and his wife, Vickie, Gordy McCormack and his wife, Rosa, Michelle Simon and her husband, Bucky, Lisa Hughes and her husband, Mike, and Geneva McCormack; his grandchildren, some of which he raised as his own: Daphne and Tasha Smith, Katanna White, Chelsea Ashba, Tiffany Hicks, Miguel Olsen, Hunter and Evan McCormick, Timmy, Jessica and Margret Wilson; 14 great-grandchildren; his sister, Barbara Bishop; and two very special friends, Tony Burns and Opal Dennis.
A Remembrance of Life Service will be held for Corny on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Avenue Chapel with Rev. Ray Cheatham officiating.
The committal service will follow at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as casket bearers.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
We encourage you to share your memories and or condolences with the family by going to www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.
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