Jerry Cummings

February 05, 1938 ‒ September 22, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Jerry Cummings, age 81, of Mt. Gilead, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, September 22, 2019.

He was born on February 5, 1938 in Braxton County, West Virginia to the late Ora Grimm and Minter Cummings. Jerry worked as a truck driver for several companies’ including Keystone Freight.

An avid outdoors man, he had a passion for hunting, fishing, playing cards, dominoes, and marbles. Jerry was truly happiest in the wilds of the outdoors. He was a collector of many things and enjoyed his BIG vegetable gardens, and digging weeds anywhere. One of a kind, he would give you the shirt off his back if needed. He loved for anyone to scratch his back. He was particular and desired things his way ONLY. Jerry was most proud of his boys and treasured spending time with his grand kids.

Jerry is survived by his sons, Jamie (Emily) Cummings of Mt. Gilead and Jay Cummings of Fredericktown; grandchildren, Jennifer, Carly, Jessica, and Colton; brothers: David (Debbie), Ken (Karen), Roger (Pat), Stan (Becky) Eubank; sisters: Connie Carpenter, Judy Zimmer, Nora Lou Shields, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, JoAnn (Parsons) on March 25, 2019 and brother Lonnie Eubank.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, where services celebrating Jerry’s life will follow at 3:30 pm. Burial will be in Marlborough Cemetery. Following the services friends are invited back to the Snyder-Rodman community room for a funeral meal.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Cummings family.

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  • What a wonderful man that could always put a smile on your face especially with his orneriness. RIP Jerry 🙏❤

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I loved fishing with Jerry, he always made me laugh! You boys were still quite young then. You are in my prayers.

  • Our heartfelt condolences to both of Jerry and Joann’s sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. To lose both your parents so close together is very difficult in it self, but know that your memories of them both will forever be in your hearts. Our love and prayers are with you all.

  • Jay and Jamie, I want you to know how much Uncle Jerry meant to me and that was alot. I’m going to miss his two phone calls a week and all the phone calls he accidentally tried to call Jamie, lol. But there is one thing I want you to know, you didn’t lose your dad. When you lose something you can’t find it. You know exactly where your dad is, he is in Heaven rejoicing with Jesus and your mom, probably bossing her around, lol. Uncle Jerry was one of a kind and he loved you boys unconditionally. I know it’s gonna be hard but with time this too will pass. You will always have him in your heart and memories you can share with your children and if you need more, I will gladly share some of mine. Just know I love you very much and I pray for God’s comfort and loving arms to surround you for ever.

  • My deepest sympathies to Jerry’s family. Jerry was a very special person in a lot of peoples lives, particularly kids, I knew lots of kids that Jerry loved to fish and hunt with and they loved to with him to. They also l9ved helping in his garden and with his hunting dogs to. He was kind, funny and a jokester at times. He could bring a smile to your face just by the things he said or being around him. He also spoke what he thought, like it or not. He will be deeply missed by many. The Estes Family!

  • Sending hugs and prayers to Jay, Jessica and Jenny 💕. May God bless you in this difficult time.

  • Very nice guy always smiling and loved fishing with his friend’s Steward and Matthew. Sorry for your loss and condolences going out to your family and friends. Heaven recieved another amazing Angel.

  • Jerry definitely was one of kind! He always could make me laugh.He enjoyed a good meal!Out spoken but soft hearted at the same time!He will be missed by all who knew him! Donna Huffman

  • It saddens me to hear of uncle Jerry’s loss. I am trying to think of this as a wonderful new beginning for Uncle Jerry to be reunited with Aunt Joann. I know in my heart that now they finally have peace. I will enjoy my thoughts daily of my late father Lonnie Ray Eubank, Jerry’s brother & Joann his wife bouncing among the clouds filled with joy and unity. May our lord embrace them daily.
    To Jay and Jamie loosing a parent is most difficult, loosing both is tragic. Please know that my arms are always opened. Praying for your hearts to be filled with great love & memories.

    Love, Bruce,Dana,Chandler,Marrissa

  • Dear boys,your father was always so good to my mom and dad,and me as well I will always respect him for this.We always enjoyed his fishing trips he would share his caught with us.RIP Jerry.Donna Bonecutter Wheeland.

  • Since Jerry’s passing, I find myself saddened by losing a friend, but yet smiling allot, because of what I have been blessed with in knowing this man, and the time spent with him.
    I will morn, but yet, Jerry gave me a wealth of memories that will warm my heart, and tickle my soul, for the rest of my days.
    He and JoAnn gave this world two Amazing Boys and their families that Donna and I love deeply, and thank God daily, for being a part of their lives. We are truly blessed.
    Jerry, we will not day goodbye, but instead say, see you in a while.