Raymond Terry Cummings, 82, Osage City: Oct. 17, 1941 – April 1, 2024 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Raymond Terry Cummings, 82, Osage City: Oct. 17, 1941 – April 1, 2024

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Raymond Terry Cummings, 82, passed away Monday, April 1, 2024, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, Kan. He was born Oct. 17, 1941, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Francis and Lucile (Rich) Cummings.

Ray grew up near Lyndon, Kan., and graduated from Lyndon High School. He had lived in the Ft. Lupton, Colo., area for 35 years, and then moved back to Osage City, Kan., where he has lived since.

Ray was a truck driver most of his career, driving for several companies and then owning his own trucking business. He also served as a sheriff’s deputy in Osage County, Kansas. Ray served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1964 to 1970. He was a member of the Eagles and the American Legion. Growing up on a farm, Ray kept his passion and love for tractors.

Ray was united in marriage to Nancy Williamson, Aug. 15, 1968, in Osage City.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, Dec. 14, 2020; his parents, Francis and Lucile; a stepson, Mark Smothers, in June of 2011; and a grandson, Daniel Lira.

Ray is survived by his son, Steven Cummings, of Osage City; two stepdaughters, Sally Smothers and Brenda Smothers, both of Osage City; three brothers, Randy (Sharon) Cummings, Olathe, Kan., Roger Cummings, Olympia, Wash., and Rex (Brenda) Cummings, Gardner, Kan.; five grandchildren, Danea (David) Dedig, Tara (Paul) Peters, Jesse Grimmett, Luke (Shanon) Grimmett and Hayley Smothers; 10 great-grandchildren, Daniel Jones, Brycen Peters, Corbin Peters, Dorothy Dedig, Natalie Grimmett, Lincoln Grimmett, Penelope Grimmett, Dade Dedig, Hannah Densing and Abigail Densing; and Ray’s closest companion, his dog Charlie.

A double graveside memorial service and inurnment for Ray and Nancy will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Alpine Cemetery, on W. 309th St., on the north side of Melvern Lake.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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