In Loving Memory

Robert “Bob” Cummins

March 29, 1940 - October 20, 2023

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Mr. Robert Manley “Bob” Cummins, born in Reform, AL and longtime resident of Spanish Fort, AL, passed away Friday, October 20, 2023, at the age of 83. He was born March 29, 1940 to Howard Manley Cummins and Leslie Taylor Cummins.

Bob joined the US Army in 1963. While there, he went to Officer Candidates School in Fort Benning, Georgia. He spent three years with the 4th infantry division at Fort Lewis, Washington as a platoon leader and company commander. He was released from active duty in 1966 and joined the Active Reserves with the 121st Army Command unit in Birmingham, AL In May of 1973, he was released from Active Reserve as Captain of Infantry. He attended the University of Alabama and graduated with a Bachelor of Science. Afterwards he went on to enroll in the Birmingham School of Law, Juris Doctorate. He enjoyed boating, NASCAR, and football, especially the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Bob was a friend to all. He served people in need, like Robert and Willie and many others, as well as many community programs. He was a longtime member of Faith Family Fellowship, where he was a member of his Bible study class for over 25 years. He also served in the ministry for The Daphne City Jail and the Eastern Shore Rehab and was a member of the YMCA. Bob was an agent with State Farm Insurance for over fifty-five years. Bob will always be remembered for loving his family, his friends and everybody he bumped into. 

Preceding him in death are his parents, and his brothers, Leslie and Emmet Langdon.

He is survived by his loving wife of twenty-seven years, Anna Lou Cummins; his children he shared with Sadie Jean Cummins, Christopher Manley Cummins, Cathy Michelle Corsentino, Chandler Michael Cummins; and his stepchildren he shared with Anna, Jason Holland, and Jodee Crites. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Louise, Miriam, and Savannah Cummins, Courtney and Kailey Holland and Will Crites; nieces and nephew, Martha and Mary Les Langdon, Lisa Langdon, Emmet, Jr. “Brother” and Jane Langdon.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM, Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at Faith Family Fellowship in Spanish Fort, AL. The family will receive friends from 10:00AM until service time. Graveside services with military honors will follow at 1:00PM at the Alabama State Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 34904 AL-225, Spanish Fort, AL, 36527. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to: Faith Family Memorial Fund, 7100 Spanish Fort Blvd, Spanish Fort, AL, 36527 or faithfamilyonline.com/giving. 

Expressions of condolence for the family may be offered at hughesfh.com.  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 26209 Pollard Rd, Daphne, AL.

7 Comments

  1. Roland and Celeste Stewart

    So sorry to heat about Bob. He was a good friend for many years. We loved him and will miss him.

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  2. Chandler Cummins

    Thank you so much. I miss our Portside. And think of y’all fondly.

    Warmest Regards
    Chan Cummins

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  3. Marsha Nelson

    I am saddened to hear about Bob. Although I had not seen him in some time I fondly remember attending church with him and Anna for many years. He was also my insurance agent for years until I changed companies. He was one of a kind and a great guy. He will be sorely missed. Roll Tide Bob, we love ya.

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  4. Ronnie Howard

    What a wonderful man of God. He loved his family so very much. I had the pleasure of being with Mr. Cummins on several occasions and what a blessing! Praying for all the family on this day!

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  5. Arcelia Miller

    Mr. Bob is a child of God and it has been a blessing to know him this side of heaven. He lived his life to serve others in the strength of Jesus Christ. He faithfully walked out good works God prepared for him. From sharing the Gospel as he was going along daily, he shared with his clients, and even shared while serving in his community in the jail with the inmates. Mr. Bob was a man of prayer and he consistently brought the names of his friends to the throne room and encouraged us to join him. So many prayers for his family and friends went up often as he interceded for others. Mr. Bob is so classy, a gentleman and an inspiration to me in the way he loves God, and others especially his beautiful wife and life partner Mrs. Anna. I know he was welcomed with the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Our hearts mourn and ache with the family and friends and we hope you experience God’s supernatural comfort during this time of loss. You are loved.

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  6. Sheryl Kemp

    Bob was motivational. Positive and energetic.

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  7. Nicole Gash

    Bob was a great boss. He was always there for all of us. He cared about us and our families. We each looked up to him. He was always there to give advice, share a crazy story, pray with us. I was blessed to work for this man. To get to know his family and be a part of that family. He will be truly missed. Anna we love you,

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