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Obituaries

January 31, 2014

Geary Lee Cummins

McALESTER — Geary Lee Cummins, 66, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Tulsa.

Graveside services were at noon today at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Dr. Larry Delay officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Bixby Funeral Service.

Born Aug. 19, 1947, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., he was the son of Willard and Evelyn Evans Cummins.

He received his degree of associate arts from Long Beach City College in 1977. He was employed by Sun Belt Mechanical Inc., retiring in 2008.

He served two tours in Vietnam in the United States Navy, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, three Bronze Stars, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. 

Survivors include one daughter, Emily Ludy, and three grandchildren, Jesen, Heidi and Adam; two brothers, J.W. Cummins and his wife, Edwina, of Haskell, and Billy Cummins, Woodland, Calif.

Also, four sisters, Bonnie Cummins, San Francisco, Calif., Carol and Axel Anter, Crescent City, Calif., Marian Becerra, San Jose, Calif., and Rudeen and Albert Estacio, Turner, Ore.; one stepbrother, Leon and Sharon Dobbs, of McAlester; one stepsister, Janitia and Ronnie Stienfelt, Santa Maria, Calif., and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess Willard and Evelyn Cummins.

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