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Mr. James Reese Cummins

July 07, 1937 ~ January 24, 2024

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of a long time Sebastian resident and Former Chief of Police for the City of Sebastian, Mr. James Reese Cummins who, surrounded by love departed this world on January 24, 2024, at the age of 86.  

Born on July 7, 1937, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Mr. Cummins served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard from 1957-1963. Mr. Cummins along with his beloved wife Marguerite moved to Sebastian, Florida in 1968. Mr. Cummins served as Chief of Police for the City of Sebastian from 1968-1982. Once retired, he served as Head of Security at Indian River Memorial Hosptial until 2002. He and his wife enjoyed traveling together extensively throughout the United States. Mr. Cummins was not only a beloved family member but also a guiding light and pilar in our community. He dedicated his time by making a positive impact and inspiring those around him in profound ways.  

Mr. Cummins is now peacefully reunited with his son Danny Cummins and daughter Donna Robinson who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 wonderful years Marguerite L. Cummins, his son William G. Cummins, sister-in-law Sallee Cummins, grandchildren Austin Robinson (Shelby), Stacy Cummins, William J. Cummins (Bonnie), numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  


Shelby Robinson

January 29, 2024, 9:56 pm

A grave side service will be held at the Sebastian Municipal Cemetry on February 3, 2024, at 10:00.
Family and friends are invited to join us in saying goodbye.

Bonnie Johnson

January 29, 2024, 10:41 pm

Uncle Jimmy was such a big part of my life growing up. As the baby boy my Mom’s family he was always looked upon with great admiration. As a child he was our fun Uncle and as we grew that never changed. I spent two summers with him in Florida which led to my moving to Florida. He guided me through restarting anew in Florida and was such an inspiration to me for so many years. He will be missed greatly by all who loved him and anyone who knew him loved him. Rest in peace Uncle Jimmy. Until we see each other again. You will always be in my prayers.

Patrick Passanante

January 30, 2024, 2:18 am

Although I was very young, I remember Jim and his wife Marge, visiting Irene Law his sister, on Briggs Street. Jim was tall, thin, and gregarious! When he moved to Florida, and became a sheriff, I remember the entire law family was so proud, they had a sheriff in the family. Jim and Marge were kind enough to allow Bonnie to live with him. When she relocated the Florida, that’s the true meaning of family. He will be missed, but not forgotten, may God grant his family and friends, the peace they deserve.
-Patrick Passanante

John Wallace

January 30, 2024, 5:03 am

I am sorry to hear of Jim’s passing on. He was one of the nicest people anyone could ever know. My wife, Linda, and I remember him fondly.

Daniel R. Pottinger, Jr

January 30, 2024, 7:20 pm

Margie, I was sadden by the death of Jim.I have fond memories of the both of you and his dedication to the community.

Gwen Gouge

January 31, 2024, 6:20 pm

He was a wonderful, caring man. I loved working with him. Condolences to all. God bless him ♥️♥️

Kelly Kormanec

January 31, 2024, 9:57 pm

I enjoyed working with Jim as my partner in training. His kindness, wonderful stories, and jokes always made work a fun place to be. His friendship I will truely miss! Until we meet again, rest easy my friend.

Gloria Bolden

January 31, 2024, 11:08 pm

Jim you will be missed.working with you was always pleasant and knowing you were saddened to hear of your dimise.marge my condolscences and prayers .GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Stacey Michelle cummins

February 1, 2024, 7:47 pm

I love you grandpa and will miss you I will forever cherish the memories in my heart

Cindy Ours Bowman

February 3, 2024, 10:51 pm

I have memories of Jim as Sheriff of Sebastian. He was always helpful and kind man. I also remember him working at IR Hospital. God Bless him. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Cindy Ours Bowman

February 5, 2024, 4:37 am

God Bless Jim. He was a good man. I remember him as Sheriff and also as security at IR Hospital. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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