Jack Ellis Cummings, 72, of Barnesville, Georgia passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia.
Jack, the second of four children, was born on June 16, 1946 in Reynolds, Georgia to Jasper Newton Cummings and Lois Eugenie Price Cummings. As a young boy, Jack developed a love for nature and the outdoors that continued throughout his life. Jack's father was a logger by trade and one of the areas he worked was near The Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. Jack took an interest in the stonework at the Monastery and learned the trade under the guidance of the Monks. It was during this time with the Monks that Jack formed his spiritual beliefs.
When Jack turned 18, he enlisted in the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany. When Jack returned to the states, he moved to the Tampa Bay area in Florida and began his life long career in construction. Jack became very well known as a skilled craftsman, building both residential and commercial properties. Jack took great pride in his work.
After meeting Lynda they decided to relocate to Jack's native Georgia. They purchased land and after several years of building homes for others, Jack and Lynda built a home together.
Survivors include his wife, Lynda Susan Cummings; daughter, Laurie Cummings; stepson, Brad Foster and Maritza Medina; stepdaughter, Brandi and David Marzka; grandchildren, Cooper and Gabe; brother J. W. and Wanda Cummings; sister, Lynsey Adams; brother-in-law, Ron Hancock; many nieces and nephews among them Michael Rutledge; mother-in-law, Louise Muck; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jeannie and Dee Friesner, Ann and Jerry Beebe, Jim and Karen Muck, Gerry and Joyce Muck, Sandy and Andy Myers, Larry and Teresa Muck.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Mary Hancock; and father-in-law, James Muck, Sr.
The visitation for Jack Cummings will be Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Following the visitation, a memorial service will be in the Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Haven Hills Therapeutic Riding Center, 7580 Rivertown Rd, Fairburn, GA 30213.