Cornell David McFarland

Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | April 15, 2024

Cornell David McFarland, 62, died February 15, 2024. He was born at McKeesport Hospital on June 18, 1961. He was the sixth child of Woodrow and Evelyn McFarland. He was baptized and an active member of Morningstar Baptist Church in Clairton, PA. He sang in the Youth and Junior Church Choir. At an early age he played baseball for the Clairton Junior Roysters and football for the Clairton Youth Football League.

During his high school years, he played football for the Clairton Bears. He went on to graduate from Clairton High School in 1979. After graduation, he worked as a US Steel Mill Worker for several years. He was blessed with his first son Lance Henderson. Cornell then moved to Long Beach, CA in 1985, where he met his lovely wife, Martha. They were blessed to have three sons together Jermaine, Jermey, Jeremiah, and a bonus son Lamont.

Cornell began his career as a warehouse worker and forklift driver for several companies in Long Beach. He was a dedicated worker and took pride in his job. He was a member of Love Unlimited Community Church where he was on the Usher Board. Cornell was a nice and gentle man who loved his family and friends. He enjoyed family gatherings, barbequing in the backyard for his church, and watching the Steelers with his brother Jimmy.

He left a lasting impression on everyone who he met. He was lovable, kind, and had a great sense of humor. Cornell was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Terry Clark, and sons Jermey and Jeremiah.

He leaves to mourn his wife Martha, sons Lance, Lamont, and Jermaine. His bonus children: Jason, Cherie, Cynthia, Joseph, Gloria and twenty-three grandchildren. Brothers: Woody (Carolyn) McFarland, West Mifflin, PA and James (Jacqueline) McFarland, Bellflower, CA. Sisters: Sara McFarland, North Hills, CA; Linda Lewis, Pittsburgh, PA; Harriet (Stuart) Schley, Rostraver Township, PA; Twila McFarland, Pittsburgh, PA; and Lisa Perkins, Bellflower, CA. Aunts and Uncles: Janet Haymon, Chandler, AZ; Iva Kelley (Kenny) Dehonney, Churchill, PA: and Vann McFarland, Pittsburgh, PA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Cornell David McFarland, please visit our floral store.

Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home.

Originally published April 15, 2024.

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