Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Clarence A. Cummons, 90, of Concho Road, Carlsbad, N.M., passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Carlsbad Medical Center.

Cremation has taken place, and there will be a graveside service held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville with Rev. Bob Neeley officiating. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1922, in Cassville, to Richard Clarence and Emily Marie (Haddock) Cummons. He grew up in North Dakota and Missouri. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Marine Corp where he spent over three years in prison camps in the Philippines and Japan.

After the war, he married Etta LaFaun Robertson on March 19, 1946, in Kansas City. He worked as an inspector for the Bureau of Explosives with the railroad and retired after 36 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Etta LaFaun Cummons; two sons, Ronald Cummons and infant son, Clarence Cummons, Jr.; one brother, Ray Cummons; and one sister, Georgia Preddy.

Survivors include: two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Sue Cummons, of Lee's Summit; brothers, Sonny Cummons and Charles Lawmaster; and sisters, Frankie Bristow and Boots Cummons.