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Charles Lafayette Cummins

1935 - 2019
Charles Lafayette Cummins Obituary
Charles Lafayette Cummins

Evansville, Ind. - Charles Lafayette Cummins, 84, of Evansville, Indiana passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at North River Health Campus.

Charles was born in Massac County, Illinois on January 24, 1935 to the late Curtis Tellis and Josie Ellen (Farris) Cummins. Charles graduated from Karnak High School in 1952. He married Carolyn Rae Tackitt on June 10, 1955. Following their marriage, Charles graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He began his first job in 1957 at Union Carbide, a uranium enrichment plant in Kevil, KY. In 1965 Charles joined the firm that would later become Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London, Titzer, Inc. where he retired in 2001. Following retirement, Charles and Carolyn loved traveling to the Florida Keys and many National Parks. They have been members of Oak Meadow Country Club since 1977. In addition, they have been members of Christian Fellowship Church since 2001.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Carolyn Rae (Tackitt) Cummins of Evansville, IN; sons, Jay Cummins (Cindy) of Bloomington, IL, Tracy Cummins (Pamela) of El Cajon, CA, and Kevin Cummins (Terri) of Carlsbad, NM; grandchildren, Jason Cummins (Nicole) of Tucson, AZ, Ammie Leatherwood (Leslie) of Lubbock, TX, Sarah Dingley (Klint) of El Cajon, CA, Rachael McDonald (Grant) of Lakeside, CA, Elisabeth Beck (Christian) of Normal, IL, Emily Rivera (Kelby) of Normal, IL, and Natalie DiCicco (Joseph) of Winfield, IL; as well as eight great-grandchildren.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; son, Charles Lance Cummins; and brother, Curtis Farris Cummins.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Oak Meadow Country Club, 11505 Browning Road, Evansville, IN 47725, with Pastor Dale Beaver officiating.

Visitation will follow after the memorial service until 5:00 PM on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Oak Meadow Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Fellowship Church, 4100 Millersburg Road, Evansville, IN 47725; Evansville Christian Life Center, 509 S Kentucky Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714; or your in remembrance of Charles.

The family would like to thank North River Health Campus and Heart to Heart Hospice for their care and compassion.

Condolences may be made online at
Published in Courier Press on July 17, 2019
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