Larry Bill Cummings passed away on March 15, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nv. following a long illness. Larry was born to Bill and Bobbie Cummings on Oct. 26, 1952, in Odessa, Texas. Larry had one younger brother, David. The family moved to Hobbs, N.M. when Larry was four-years-old. Larry graduated from Hobbs High School in 1970. He was selected to be an Engineering Co-Op student at NMSU in Las Cruces, N.M. He spent 2 work phases (a little more than 6 months each) tracking satillites in Florida and the Phillipines. He would always remember these places but quit to spend more time in school. He worked durring vacations in the oil field as a rough neck to pay fohir college.
In 1975 Larry met Sandra Graham at NMSU. They both graduated in 1976, and were married on June 19, 1976, in Las Cruces, N.M. With a degree in chemical engineering Larry got a job with US Gypsum in Sweetwater, Texas. Oldest son Daniel was born in Sweetwater on Oct. 2, 1979. In Jan. 1980 Larry was transfered to New Orleans, La. In Oct. 1981, Larry accepted a job with PEPCON in Henderson Nv. On March 16, 1983, Nicholas was born. The family moved to Cedar City, Ut. in January of 1989. Larry worked at WECCO until in 2009 when he returned to working in Henderson Nv. Larry worked for AMPAC for a total of 30 years. Larry loved his family, the outdoors, scouting (especially the Order of the Arrow), camping, fishing, hunting, guns and archery. He enjoyed doing leatherwork, beading and carvi ng. He always had a book to read and a movie that he wanted to see.
Larry was preceeded in death by his parents, his brother David, and his oldest son Daniel.
Larry is survived by his wife- Sandy, son- Nicholas, daughter-in-law – Kaydee, Daniel’s widow-Kyrsten, granddaughter – Jessica Danielle, grandson- Jack, David’s widow- Joan, Evelyn Young,Ross and Lee Smith, Pat & Lee Graham, Mike & Dana Graham and their children and grandchildren.
Know as a bear or even a Polar bear to many – Larry will be missed but not forgotten.
Memorial services will be: 10 a.m. Sat. March 24, 2012, Community Presbyterian Church, Cedar City. Utah. Burial in Farmington. N. M.