Mr. Lewis Cummings, 71, of Lillington passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington. He was born in Lee County, the son of the late Claude McDonald and Callie Holder Cummings. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Holder.
Lewis graduated from Boone Trail School in 1968. While attending Methodist College, where he played basketball Lewis was drafted to serve in the U.S. Army. He honorably served for two years in Washington D.C. where he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his exemplary service. He returned home and attended and graduated from Campbell College. Lewis taught and coached basketball at Cape Fear Christian Academy in Erwin. He then taught at Harnett Correctional Center in affiliation with Central Carolina Community College. In 1995, he began his career at Western Harnett High School. He was a teacher, athletic director, and coached women’s basketball until his retirement in 2010. Lewis was a lifelong tobacco and cattle farmer who loved the outdoors. He was an active member of Spring Hill United Methodist Church and Antioch Baptist Church who loved the Lord. Lewis was devoted to helping others and serving his community. He never met a stranger and loved a good conversation about farming, UNC basketball, and anything sports related. Lewis was a wonderful husband, father, brother, PaPa, uncle, and mentor to his family, students, and community. Everyone loved Lewis!
Lewis survived by his wife, Sue Pate Cummings of the home; daughter, Allison Cummings of Fuquay-Varina; son, David Cummings of Wilmington; stepson, Link Neal and wife Christy of Los Angeles, CA; 3 grandchildren, Lily, Lincoln, and Lando; 3 brothers, Ted Cummings and wife Robin of Sanford, Fred Cummings and wife Martha of Lillington, Ned Cummings of Lillington; many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Spring Hill United Methodist Church Thursday, March 31, 2022, from 1:00-2:45 PM. A funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. Dr. Bobby Rackley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Spring Hill United Methodist Church, 1960 Spring Hill Church Rd., Lillington, NC 27546
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