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Steve Cummings

June 11, 1942 October 9, 2015
Steve Cummings
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Obituary for Steve Cummings

Steve Cummings, age 73, of Golconda, IL passed away October 9, 2015 at Rosiclare Rehab and Health Care Center, Rosiclare, IL.
 
He was born June 11, 1942 in Evansville, IN to John W. and Helen V. (Perry) Cummings. Steve married Linda Buchanan on September 22, 1962. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Golconda. In 1965 Steve obtained his Pilot license later becoming Master. He worked on many rivers of the inland waterway. He was a member of Operating Engineers 318 AFL-CIO. He helped build Smithland Lock and Dam and gave the all clear to blow up Dam 51 in Golconda. He retired from Mid-South Towing Co. in 2001. He loved playing with his grandchildren. Steve enjoyed commercial fishing, crafting his own nets, creating his own bait and involving his whole family in the process. He also enjoyed watching James Bond movies and movies with John Wayne in them.
 
Steve is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda Cummings of Golconda, IL; two sons, David and wife Sandra Cummings of St. Louis, Mo, Randy Cummings of Golconda, IL; daughter, Jeanna and husband Bill Haner of Golconda, IL; six grandchildren, Anna Ross, Dylan Ross, Christina Cummings, Stevie Cummings, Tyler Taber, Ashlyn Haner; three great-grandchildren, Levi, Orian, Iris; nieces, nephews and cousins from Evansville, IN as well as southern Illinois.
 
In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Gill.
 
Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, IL. Rev. Roy Baker will conduct the service. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until time of service at the cemetery.
 
Memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, PO Box 117 Golconda, IL 62938 or Pope County Senior Citizens, PO Box 246 Golconda, IL 62938

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