William James Cornish III departed this life on April 26, 2014 at Chesapeake Woods Genesis Nursing Home in Cambridge. He was born June 3, 1933 to the late Charles and Inez Cornish. He attended the public schools of Dorchester County.\n \n\n\n\n William, Bill Jake as he was known, met and fell in love with Ruth Juanita Jones. They were married August 18, 1958. They shared 55 years of marriage. From that union eight children were born.\n \n\n\n\n Bill Jake attended New Birth United Missionary Baptist Church and loved the Lord. He was a regular member with his wife Ruth right by his side. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. His special great grandsons were Craig and Cyrus Wallace. They learned a lot from their pop-pop. Jake also enjoyed cooking but most of all he enjoyed fishing. He once owned a boat and would take his sons fishing with him. Later he would fish with his son-in-law, Darnell Robinson. His two special nephews, Puddin and Bunk always fished with him. Jake would tell all kind of fish stories about who caught the biggest. Of course, it would be Jake. We will always remember Jake with an illuminating smile. Bill bet many other friends along the way when he worked for Jack Burton, Bumblebee, and Eastern Shore Rendering Company until he retired. He was a hard worker; always providing for his family.\n \n\n\n\n Bill leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 55 years, Ruth; two sons, Calvin (Michelle), and Wayne (Katrina) all of Cambridge: three daughters, Ellen (Matthew) Bailey of Emporia, VA, Linder (Antonio) of Cambridge, Teresa (Darnell) Robinson of Church Creek; a special granddaughter Charlene (Melvin) Cornish of Cambridge; two brothers Brice Cornish of East New Market, and Milton Cornish of Seaford, DE; two sisters Betty Harris of Mardela Springs, and Leona Demby of Easton, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.\n \n\n\n\n Bill was also preceded in death by a daughter Darlene, two sons William Jr and Tyrone, a brother James Cornish, a sister Audrey Pinder, and a dear sister and brother-in-law, Winfield and Jeanette of New Castle, DE.\n \n\n Services will be held on Sat., May 3\n \n rd\n \n 1pm at New Life Christian Church and Ministries Phillips St Cambridge with a viewing two hours prior. Interment in Beckwith Cemetery.