Jimmy Dale Cumbee
BEAR GRASS — Jimmy Dale Cumbee, 51, of 7301 Bear Grass Road went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, May 28, 2008. He passed away at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family, whom he loved so much.
Visitation will be tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rose of Sharon Free Will Baptist Church, 8000 Bear Grass Road in Bear Grass. Funeral service will be at Macedonia Christian Church, Hwy 17, Williamston on Saturday at 11 a.m.; burial will follow at Martin Memorial Gardens.
Jimmy was born on April 27, 1957 to Doris Gurganus Cumbee and Delmas Benton Cumbee Sr. His father preceded him in death. Jimmy owned and operated Rogers and Cumbee Inc. until his passing. He joined the Bear Grass Fire/Rescue Department in 1984 and served as an Engineer. He also served on the Fire Department Board of Directors for many years. Jimmy was also a member of the Bear Grass Ruritan Club. He spent his mornings and many afternoons hanging out with his “Coffee Club” buddies at Cherry’s Cupboard. Jimmy recently accepted Jesus Christ into his life and was baptized on April 6, 2008 at Rose of Sharon Church. He loved the Lord and his family and friends. His hobbies included fishing and riding his motorcycle. He was able to enjoy all that when he wasn’t hard at work.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 32 years, Debra Mizelle Cumbee; two daughters, Heather Cumbee Wilkerson and husband Christopher Don of Fremont and Constance Britain Cumbee-Moore and husband Zackery Andrew of Wilmington; two grandchildren, Keagan Brooke “Woog” Wilkerson and Bret Cumbee Wilkerson of Fremont; mother, Doris Gurganus Cumbee of Bear Grass; brother, Delmas Benton Cumbee Jr. and wife Johnna of Bear Grass; sister, Pamela Cumbee Gibbs and husband Jeff of Bear Grass; three nephews, Zack Gibbs, Jacob Gibbs and Nicholas Cumbee of Bear Grass; niece, Lynsey Cumbee of Bear Grass; and two grand dogs, Remy and Sampson Moore.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in Jimmy’s memory to Bear Grass Fire/Rescue, Bear Grass Ruritan Club, or the Rose of Sharon FWB Church.
Arrangements by Biggs Funeral Home.