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George Marion Cummings Jr.
George Marion Cummings Jr. of Bakersfield California, born 9/16/1931 in Bakersfield, advanced from his earthly home to his eternal home in Heaven on February 1, 2021.
He is survived by his son, Bob Cummings and daughters, Sherry Williams, Terri Nelson and Kat Dodd. He has numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. He was the youngest of 4 siblings brought up to value and enjoy hard work. He continued that work ethic throughout his life.
George was a veteran and retired from the USAF in 1971 with the rank of Master Sergeant. He served in both Vietnam and Korea. He served 4 years in the US Army and 23 years in the US Air Force. He was a patriot who believed in our inalienable rights especially the rights of free speech and to bear arms. Among his numerous awards and commendations earned in the service are: The Purple Heart, USAF Commendation Medal, Outstanding Unit Award, American Defense Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Korean Service Medal, 2 Vietnam ribbons, Distinguished Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, USAF Longevity Service Award, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Foreign Service ribbon, Small Arms Expert ribbon and the California State Governor's Award.
He was an avid knife collector and dealer and took greater joy in a good trade than a good purchase. He loved buying new cars so you never knew what he would be driving next. More than anything, he loved his family and friends. He leaves us broken hearted but rejoicing that he is now in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. He had no fear of death because he knew that to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. As 2 Timothy 4:7 states, He "fought the good fight, (he) has finished the race, (he) kept the faith." We, who are left behind, do not grieve like those without hope but we, who are Christians, know we will see him again one day.
Full military honors service will be held at Bakersfield National Cemetery when guest attendance restrictions are lifted.
Please no flowers.
A man of inimitable dignity and honor, Grandpa George's immaculate faith served to strengthen my own. I learned the value of peaceful disagreement and unwavering honesty from his example and treasure every conversation we shared. I love you Grandpa George and I miss you dearly.
Monique Feb 2 2022 3:28 PM
George was a courageous, brave gentleman with a kind and caring soul. He was such a special person. I will miss hearing his stories and his insights on life. I am so happy that he now gets to spend eternity - pain free - with our Lord and Savior!
Colleen Risner Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM
George, you will be missed so very much!! Full of wisdom and full of fun! Covid robbed us of so many of our fellowships together! Thank you for serving our country and defending our freedom! Verlyn and I are looking forward to the day we will see you again, in heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ!! Rest in Glory our friend
Sherry&Verlyn Gaines Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM
Grandpa, thank you for the kindness and grace that you have shown me. I love you and I will miss our conversations.
Kristine Fulton Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of George Cummings Jr.
Michelle Feb 1 2021 12:00 AM
Dad was always a force to be reckoned with and he will be sorely missed. We know he's in heaven and we look forward to seeing him again. Love you dad. Kat
Kat Dodd Feb 1 2021 12:00 AM