Graydon Bradford Cummins, Jr., age 80, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Graydon was born on March 29, 1937 in Newark, NJ, to the late Graydon B. Cummins, Sr. and Agnes Kircher. He was the recently retired owner and operator of Southern Hearing Aid in Roses Shopping Center that he operated for over fifty years. His daughter, Allison is continuing his legacy of Hearing Aid service to the people in this area. Graydon was a member of West Somerset Baptist Church and veteran of the United States Air Force.
Everyone knew him as Grady. He loved God, country, family, and all people. He never met a stranger and treated everyone the same. He especially loved family gatherings, his church, and morning coffee and fishing with friends. Grady’s faith in Jesus Christ was real and he was serious about sharing his faith with others. He loved helping people hear better, and was intensely kind and generous. He had a huge heart for others and always went the extra mile to do the right thing at home, in business, and in the community.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Elizabeth Withers Cummins whom he married on December 17, 1961 in Somerset, KY; one son, Graydon Bradford (and Dawn) Cummins III of Louisville, KY; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann (and Bill) Ellis of Lexington, KY and Allison (and Anthony) Caruso of Corbin, KY; two brothers, Ray Cummins of Indianapolis, IN and Gordon Cummins of Lexington, KY; seven grandchildren, William Jordan Ellis (and Daly), Caitlin Elizabeth (and Caleb) Bamforth, Meredith Brianne Ellis, Grace Lorraine Cummins, Brady William Cummins, Corri Isabella Caruso and Elianna Francis Caruso; and one great grandchild, William Cooper Ellis.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a great grandson, William Matthew Ellis.
Visitation will be on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Highway 80, Somerset, KY 42503. A second visitation will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 10:00am until 11:00 at West Somerset Baptist Church, 736 West Highway 80, Somerset, KY 42503.
His funeral service will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:00am at West Somerset Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Butte officiating. Burial will be in West Somerset Baptist Church Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Brad Cummins, Bill Ellis, Anthony Caruso, Jordan Ellis, Gordon Cummins and Reggie Stringer.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Macedonian Missionary Service, 500 Macedonian Way, P.O. Box 756, Somerset, KY 42502.
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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Graydon Cummins, Jr.