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Gary Edwin Cummings

KSAL StaffNovember 13, 2019

Gary Edwin Cummings completed his earthly assignment on November 11, 2019 and went to be with the Lord in his new heavenly home.

He was born on August 10, 1933 in Wakeeney, Kansas to Edward and Myrtle Cummings. As a young man, he worked for Farmers and Ranchers rounding up cattle on horseback, and harvesting wheat, hay, and other crops.

In 1951 he joined the Air Force where he met the love of his life, a telephone operator in Springfield, Massachusetts. After receiving his honorable discharge, he was then employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 35 years, 2 months, and 13 days as a lineman on up to Area Manager. Retiring in 1991, he expanded his love for fishing by entering professional bass fishing tournaments.

Gary was a fun loving, and jovial man who was always ready with a joke and a smile. He truly enjoyed people and was always ready to brighten someone’s day. It is said that he never met a stranger.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jody; son, Michael; daughter, April Robichaud (Gilbert); four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Gary loved the Lord, and had no fear of death. It is certain that Heaven is truly rejoicing at his homecoming!

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 16, 2019 at First Covenant Church, Salina.

Family request donations to Salvation Army or Salina Rescue Mission in care of Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio Salina, Kansas 67401.

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