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James Donald Cummins was born November 4, 1928 in Lima, Ohio to the late Ethel Wallace Cummins and Charles Cummins. Mr. Cummins was a curious young man and was fascinated with learning. This was obvious after seeing all of the accolades and accomplishments he experienced during his life. James had a passion for flying that started at a young age. He received his pilot’s license in his younger years and the passion spilled over to his late wife, who also received her pilot’s license. They flew together for many years until their health would not allow.
Mr. Cummins had received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. He worked for many years as an Electrical Design Engineer in California until he and his wife moved to Georgia. When he was not working or flying, James was a published author and was a founding member of the Chattahoochee Writer’s Association, which just held their 12th Annual Conference at the Springer Opera House. James was a devoted member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and enjoyed serving the church in different capacities.
James Donald Cummins, 90, of Columbus, Georgia passed away November 17, 2018 at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Aina Cummins; brother, Charles Cummins, Jr.; and sister, Anne Singer.
Survivors include his brother, Jerry (Bette) Cummins of Gulf Shore, Alabama; nephews, George (Debbie) Singer of Cataula, Georgia and David (Jan) Singer of Deputy, Indiana, Pat Singer of Elkhart, Indiana, and Melody (Ryan) Moran of Clearwater, Florida; and numerous extended family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 6795 Whitesville Road, Columbus, GA 31904.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Doctors without Borders or Columbus Hospice.
The Cummins Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory below.
Renee Hamilton Helton says
He was an amazing and caring man…
He will be missed by all who knew him..
To the family of James Cummings, so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort strengthen and help you during this time of sorrow. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
Rick and jolly Zeunges says
We were sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He and ina were two of our favorite couple to see when we were in Columbus. May they now be United in peace and happiness.
Rick and jolly Zeunges
Marlene Wilson says
It saddens me to find this page. I have been worried since not hearing from him after the hurricane. Jim was in a writing class which I “taught” in Union City, CA. I enjoyed his stories and have several of his books. I was always amazed at the energy he continued to have once he went to Georgia. My condolences to the family.
JOHN PIPITONE says
I am very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a wonderful man. In 1982, he first job I ever had was at LeCroy Research Systems in Palo Alto, CA. I worked for Jim Cummins. Jim was patient, instructive, humorous, and extremely intelligent. He encouraged me at every opportunity. The electrical lessons/fundamentals I learned from Jim, I still use to this day. Throughout my career, Jim was one of the best friends I have ever had. I miss you Jim. My condolences to the family. Much love and friendship, John