Obituary of James Wiley Cummins
James Wiley “Jim” Cummins, of Florence, KY passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, KY on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the age of 79.
He was born in Rockcastle County, KY on November 29, 1941; the son of the late Bird and Lorene Cummins. Jim proudly served as a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked and retired from Greyhound Bus Lines as a driver and even continued to work after that as a truck driver for Midwest Logistics. Jim was a man who always enjoyed keeping busy. He enjoyed working in his yard and sprucing up his home. In his free time, Jim often liked going to tractor pulls, watching Kevin Harvick and NASCAR races and rooting for University of Kentucky basketball. His greatest joy, however, came from being a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Preceding Jim in death were his parents; two sisters, Anna Renner and Barbara “Bobbi” Faye and one brother, Quinton Cummins.
Those left surviving to mourn the passing of Jim include his loving and faithful wife of 52 years, Connie Cummins; caring children, Brian (Ginger) Cummins and Emily (Scott) Cummins; grandchild, Shelby Cummins; siblings, Betty Coldiron , Ben Cummins and Bill Cummins; four legged companions, Toby, Turk and Jake; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A visitation for Jim will be held from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, 8461 Dixie Highway, Florence, KY 41042. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, face masks are required, social distancing is encouraged, and 50% capacity will be limited at the funeral home.
A second visitation will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM at Dowell & Martin Funeral Home, 365 W. Main Street, Mt Vernon, KY 40456. A funeral service will take place immediately following at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. He will then be laid to rest with military honors at Fairview Mullin Station Cemetery in Rockcastle County, KY.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in Jim’s name to either Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.
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