Mr. James S. Cummings, 73, of Lake City, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, December 23, 2012 at his residence. A native of Purceville, Virginia, Mr. Cummings had been a resident of Lake City since 2003 having moved here from Catiz, Kentucky where he had lived for many years. Mr. Cummings served in the United States Army for more than twenty years prior to retiring. While serving in Vietnam Mr. Cummings earned a Bronze Star and a Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for his courageous actions. Following his retirement from the Army Mr. Cummings worked in medical supply with the U.S. Civil Service prior to his second retirement. In his spare time Mr. Cummings enjoyed collecting "Fast Cars" especially a former pace car for NASCAR and his favorite Corvette. His favorite time was the time he spent with his beloved grandchildren, Caitlin and Thomas. Mr. Cummings was a member of the V.F. W. Post #2206 and he was a Christian. He was preceded in death in 2006 by his beloved wife, Margaret.
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Mr. Cummings is survived by his children, Michelle Greene (Chris) of Lake City and Shawn Barnett (Joanne) of Alexandria, Virginia and his grandchildren, Caitlin and Thomas Greene both of Lake City. Numerous other family members and friends also survive.
Graveside funeral services with Full Military Honors will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, December 28, 2012 in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Interment will immediately follow. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements were under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 752-1234 Please share your thoughts and wishes for the family at our on-line family guestbook at
Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home
458 S Marion Ave. Lake City, FL 32025
Published in Lake City Reporter on Dec. 25, 2012