Sterling Cummings, age 96 of Lockney, passed away December 3, 2019.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019 at South Plains Baptist Church in South Plains, Texas.
Interment followed at the Lockney Cemetery.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Friday, December 6, 2019 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.
Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Lockney.
Sterling was very active in and around his community. He was a Farm Bureau officer, a South Plains School District Trustee, and a deacon at South Plains Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school for many years and he even coached Little League Baseball.
He was also the President of Lone Prairie Gas Association and a Director of Lockney Coop Gin. He and his wife were even selected as Pioneer Couple of the Year for Floyd County one year during Old Settlers Day.
Dad’s love for his family was the most important thing about him. He loved Mom and each one of us so much. Babies and toddlers were pure joy to him. As his children and grandchildren grew older, he was their biggest fan. He made every game or track meet if he possibly could and was equally proud of their academic achievements. He was the perfect example to his sons and grandsons of the kind of husband, father and grandfather they should strive to be. We were truly blessed to have him as our father and granddad.
Sterling is survived by his wife, Gleynn; his children, Norman Kimball (Monica) Cummings, Dee (Mark) Sanders, Paula (Robert) Pyle, Zach (Sandra) Cummings and John (Tammy) Cummings; grandchildren, Jason (Lindsey) Pyle, Shea Sanders, Amber (Joel) Parkhurst, Adam (Ashley) Cummings, Dane (Robin) Sanders, Zach Cummings, Courtney (Kyle) Wood, Kylan (Matt) Francis, Sterling (Jennifer) Cummings, Cagan (Stephanie) Cummings, Erin (Roy) Morgan, J (Gia) Cummings and Kristen (J.B.) McCloskey; 24 great-grandchildren and two more on the way; and siblings, Mona Geller and Zach W. Cummings.
The family requests that donations in Sterling’s memory be made to the South Plains Food Bank or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.