Obituary of David Michael Cummings – Akron Beacon Journal

David Michael Cummings was born on 1/19/50 in Richwood, West Virginia. He grew up in Ohio and died of a weakened heart on 5-10-22. He was the son of Kenneth and Pauline (Barker) Cummings. He attended the Braunschweig Gymnasium.

Michael served with distinction in the US Army during the Vietnam War. His awards include the Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Silver Star. After his military service, Michael bought and sold vehicles and everything else you can think of. He was also an agricultural machinery sales agent in Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, which was thwarted by the country’s conflicts. Michael married Dorothy McCracken, the love of his life, which he proclaimed daily. He was Kelly and Shannon Brock’s most loving stepfather.

To know Michael was to love him. He was a wonderful stepfather and beloved husband. He enjoyed visiting the American Legion on a daily basis. Known for his continuous flea markets, he loved to haggle and bargain. He was a wimp with children and his nieces and nephews never left his house without a gift. Michael had an extraordinarily unique sense of humor. He could make anyone laugh, even in the worst of situations. He had a heart of gold and can never be replaced. He will always be in our hearts.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Pauline Cummings, his nephew Charles W. Payne II, and his cousin Lloyd Barker. Michael is survived by his stepchildren Kelly and Shannon, his siblings Kenneth Cummings and Patti Payne (Paul); his nieces Stephanie Payne, Sonja Halstead (Payne) and Deborah Wise (Payne). His family also includes many nieces and nephews: John, Brittany, Anthony, Daniel, Derek, Jocelyn, Olivia, Kayla, Kenny, Gavin and Chasity.

Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13 at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home at 174 North Lyman Street, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.



Posted May 11, 2022

Published in the Akron Beacon Journal

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