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2/18/2020 9:38:00 AM
Robert L. Cummings
May 7, 1937 - February 16, 2020
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Mr. Robert L. “Bob” Cummings, 82, of Kincaid, Ill. passed from this life at 11:47 a.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, Ill.

He was born in Palmer, Ill. Friday, May 7, 1937 the son of William and Anna (Gatewood) Cummings, Sr. Mr. Cummings married Sandra E. Harriss on October 5, 1959 in Kincaid, Ill. and she preceded him in death May 21, 2010.

Robert retired from Peabody Mine #10 near Pawnee, and was a member of the U.M.W.A. He enjoyed mining, carpentry, metal fabrication, Blue Grass Music, riding the rail cars at the mine, and he also worked intermittently as a Teamster driving trucks. “Bob”, as he was affectionately known by all around the Midland area, especially enjoyed socializing with his friends at Bart’s.

Surviving are his daughter Jenny Lyn Wolfe of Tovey, Ill., three grandchildren: Charles Phillip Wolfe, Jr. and his significant other Catrice Dowd of Wisconsin Dells, Wisc., Laci L. (husband Tim) Watson of Taylorville, Ill. and Robert H. Wolfe of Morrisonville, Ill., six great-grandchildren: Ava Elizabeth, Roman, Ellen, Alba, Dakota and Charlie, two sisters: Jean Pagliai of Kincaid, Ill. and Carolyn (husband Harry) Summers of Coello, Ill., one brother Richard Cummings of Ind., along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sandra, four sisters Grace Cornwell, Mary Ann Anderson, Shelby Behl, and Helen Booker along with one brother William Cummings, Jr. a great-grandchild Dalton Jeffery Christian.

Visitation for Mr. Robert “Bob” Cummings will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22 at Masterson’s in Kincaid. Rev. Chad Foster will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Ill.

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