Jerry Ray Cummings, 71, of Portsmouth, died Friday evening, September 29, 2017, with his family by his bedside at the SOMC Hospice Center. Born on April 29, 1946 in Marion, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Lilly Flake Cummings and was a proud self-employed roofer.
Jerry was Viet Nam army veteran, and was a member of the James Dickey Post of the American Legion, Portsmouth Eagles #4285 and Moose Lodge #762.
Also preceding him in death were his wife, Carmel “Candy” Cummings, and four sisters, Olive, Leona, Lorrain and Nora.
Surviving are four daughters, Sandra Howell of Portsmouth, Sharon Swords of Columbus, Jerri “Shelly” (Ralph) Gordley of Logan and Jerri Cummings of Wheelersburg; a stepson, Jody Miller of Portsmouth; two stepdaughters, Mickey Jones of Portsmouth and Tina (Tony) Veach of New Boston; six brothers, Willard (Joyce), Lloyd, Jr. (Debbie), Terry, Mike (Terri), Dave and Paul; a sister, Betty Coldiron; six grandchildren, Michael, Tiffany, Josh, Andrew, Allyson, Levi and Jill; six step-grandchildren, Jeffery, Jessica, Jeramie, Toni, Tyler and Katelyn; nineteen great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Tim Coldiron and his companion, Betty Gilliem.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4th, at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE. Interment will be in Scioto Burial Park.
The family will receive guests at Brant’s from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Memorial gifts may be made to SOMC Hospice.