Phillip D. Cummons

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Phillip D. “Phil” Cummons, 84, of Lakeview, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 5, 2019. at Green Hills Care Center, West Liberty.

Phil was born June 1, 1935, in Stokes Township, Logan County, a son of the late William Kyle and Rhea Constance Rhoades Cummons.

On Jan. 11, 1957, he married Frances LaRayne Stoll in Hawaii and she preceded him in death Oct. 16, 2014. He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Cummons; and brother-in-law, Richard Powers.

He is survived by a daughter, Debra Cummons Parker of Jackson Center; a son, Jeffrey (Anne) Cummons of Jackson Center; five grandchildren, Taylor Cummons, Nicholas (Hailey) Cummons, David Parker, Ryan (Cassi) Parker and Joshua Parker; a sister, Letty Powers of Huntsville;and several nieces and nephews including John Cummons and Lynn Potter who lived with LaRayne and Phil when they were younger.

Phil was a 1953 graduate of Stokes Local Schools. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Phil was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Russells Point, where he formerly taught CCD and served as a Eucharistic minister, and attended St. Lawrence Parish in Rhine. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Father Anthony Wolf 4378 in Russells Point.

Phil owned and operated Phil’s Cardinal grocery store in Jackson Center from 1962 until he closed in 2012. Phil and LaRayne were foster parents for many. A very giving and community-minded supporter of Jackson Center, Phil organized or hosted many events including the JC Firemens Pork Cookouts, parking lot dances, International Food Festival and sponsoring the Columbus Petting Zoo. He also was a former 4-H adviser. Phil enjoyed horses and was a member of the Silver Spurs Saddle Club. He also enjoyed many outdoor activities such as hunting, camping, skiing and playing golf. A person who never knew a stranger, Phil’s greatest joy was talking and joking with people.

The Rev. Jarred Kohn begins a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at St. Lawrence Parish. 

Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Rosary prayers begin at 2:45 p.m. and Knights of Columbus services are at 6:45 p.m. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery with military honors provided by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard.

Contributions may be given in his name to Logan County 4-H Scholarship and Jackson Center Fire Department.

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