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John Donald Cumby, age 74 of Suwanee, GA died Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at
his home after a six year three month battle with lung cancer.

A graveside service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Bethlehem
Baptist Church in Carthage., NC. The family will receive friends in the
fellowship hall following the service.

A native of Forsyth County, NC he was a son of the late Henry and Edith
(Shutt) Cumby of Winston Salem. Don served in the US Navy from 1967 to 1970
where he was an Aerographer Third Class on the USS Ticonderoga during the
Vietnam War. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with One Bronze Star.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Operations from North
Carolina State in 1972. Don was employed as a piping engineer and senior
engineer at nuclear power plants across the country. In later years, he
worked in HVAC for the C.C. Dickson Company in Doraville.

He was an eagle scout, an avid sports fan, outdoorsman, and fly fisherman.
Don was a doting grandfather and dedicated family man.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Mickey
Cumby of Cusseta, Georgia.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Dowd Cumby of Suwanee, Georgia; two sons,
Will (Adrianna) and Nick (Tara) Cumby; three grandsons, Liam, Archer, and
Jackson Cumby, all of Johns Creek, Georgia; two sisters, Jane Bullard of
Mocksville, North Carolina and Billie Kimel of Winston Salem, North
Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be sent to Doug Bullard,
Don's nephew who is battling lung cancer, at 294 Split Creek Lane,
Mocksville, North Carolina 27028.

Services are entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home, Carthage, NC.

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