Larry Darnell Cornish of Cambridge, Maryland passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his home with his wife by his side. He was the youngest of two siblings. Born on July 10, 1955, in Cambridge, he was the son of Betty Cornish and the late Steve Hopkins, Jr.
Larry was educated in the Dorchester County Public School system. After leaving high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served honorably. He later returned home and worked for Coldwater before becoming an employee of the Dorchester County Highway Administration where he retired after 41 years of service.
Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports, cooking and spending time with his family and friends. He was a fun loving, kind and generous person. He was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed.
He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife of 35 years, Hazel Marie Cornish; son Demetrie Garner of Baltimore; his mother Betty Harris of Mardela Springs;
a sister, Carolyn Majors (Lance) of Sharptown; one nephew Alvin Stanley of Mardela Springs; two granddaughters he raised: Tierra Austin of Cambridge and Domonique Austin of Laurel, DE; two step sons: Lavonne Briggs (Amy), of Federalsburg and Elwood Briggs, Jr. of Seaford, DE; one step daughter, Tracy Briggs of Federalsburg; grandchildren: Martel Frazier, Saiquan Briggs, Jaheem Jones, Justin Austin, Tionne Austin, Keondra Polk, Shelby Briggs and Ashton Briggs; aunts and uncles: Leona Demby of Easton, Ruth Cornish of Cambridge, Milton Cornish of Cambridge, Nice Cornish of East New Market; special cousins: Orlando Marshall of Cambridge, Marlene Bryant James of Cambridge and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Steve Hopkins, Jr. and his loving grandmother Inez Cornish.