Bill Cornell

December 31, 1948 - July 31, 2017

About the Service

A Memorial Service will be held at Allen Mortuary, Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:00pm. A Celebration of Life will follow at Spiritual Center of Turlock, 533 Crane Ave., Turlock.

Bill Cornell passed peacefully at his home July 31, 2017, surrounded by his wife Gaylene and friends. He was 68.
Bill was born Dec. 31, 1948 in El Centro, CA to William and Geraldine Cornell. He graduated from El Centro High School in 1967. He began truck driving and relocated to Prunedale where he met Gaylene. They were married Feb. 25, 1984 and made Turlock their home in 1989. Bill retired from truck driving in 2009.
Bill enjoyed Nascar racing and was a devoted Dodger fan. He also loved to fish. Bill was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Bill was known for his spectacular sense of humor. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 33 years Gaylene White-Cornell, a daughter, Aimee Cornell-Garcia and her husband Thomas, three grandchildren: Ryan, Victoria and Samantha Garcia and a brother Johnny Cornell and his wife Debra.
A Memorial Service will be held at Allen Mortuary, Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:00pm. A Celebration of Life will follow at Spiritual Center of Turlock, 533 Crane Ave., Turlock.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s name may be made to Spiritual Center of Turlock.

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Remembrances

  1. Bill was a good friend for 30 years. I worked with Bill for around twenty years. Bill was a good man you could always count on him for anything. He felt more like a big brother to me always giving me advise on things and harassing me about the Giants. Really going to miss you Bill but I know you are out of pain and in a safe place now. God bless you Bill you will be missed my friend.

  2. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. It’s times like these when the loving promises of our Heavenly Father can bring us comfort and soften some of the pain we feel in our hearts. (1Thessalonians 4:13, 14) May God grant you guidance, strength and peace, during your time of sorrow, knowing that the Bible promises at Revelation 21:4 that sickness and death will be removed forever. And that we can look to John 5:28, 29 for comfort, knowing that we will see our dear loved ones again, here on earth as promised.

  3. Bill and I were friends for over 30 years and worked together for around 25 years. he was a good friend even though even if he was a dodger fan. we spent a lot of time together talking about our baseball teams and fishing together. I’m gonna miss Bill greatly and I know he is in a better place now.

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