Henry Allen Cummins, age 92, of Bartow, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016, at his home, surrounded by family.
Born May 30, 1924, in Frank, he was a son of the late Joseph Samuel Cummins and Flora Anise Peck.
In his younger days, Henry loved to fish and raise beagles to hunt rabbits. He was an avid gardener. Many people received his squash and cucumbers over the years. He was a creature of habit, waking every morning, making coffee, then feeding the birds. He also loved going out to eat breakfast every day.
He was known to his best friends as Hank or The Colonel. He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Army, having served 19 years. He loved to
watch the Andy Griffith Show and would retell the antics of Barney Fife to anyone who would listen. He had a great interest in Civil War history and an expansive knowledge of its major battles.
Henry was a life-long fan of the Boston Red Sox and the WVU Mountaineers. He had a personal income tax business for many years until 2011.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death in 2016 by his devoted wife of 62 years, Edith Maria Anna Wahl Cummins, whom he met in Hidelberg, Germany, while stationed there; four sisters, Ethel Morrison, Mary Eye, Flora Nelson and Thelma Mallow; and two brothers, Paul Cobb and Albert Cummins.
He is survived by his daughters, Donna Diercks, of Phoenix, Arizona, Esthel Summerfield, and husband, Robert, and Caren Bondura, all of Baltimore,
Maryland, and Tina Walther, and husband, Richard, of Bartow; sons, Josef Cummins, and wife, Renate, of Marlinton, Frank Cummins, and wife, Ann, of Durbin, and Jack Cummins, of Bartow; grandchildren, Arianna, Brian, Chase, Chance, Dana, Doug, Jessica, Judd, Marcus and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Aden, Caitlin, Henry, Liam and Sarah; and many nieces and nephews.
Per his wishes, the body was cremated. A Celebration of Life and interment of his ashes, beside his wife, Edith, will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com