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Forest Marshall Cummings

Birth Date: January 23, 1929
Death Date: March 16, 2019

Forest M. Cummings, loving husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather and friend passed away peacefully at his home in Corinth on March 16. He was 90 years old. A resident of Richardson, Texas, for 54 years, he moved to Corinth in 2016 so he could live close to his wife of 68 years after she suffered a stroke and to be nearer his son and daughter-in-law in Denton.

He was born in Crawfordsville, Ind., on January 23, 1929, the only child of Marshall and Ruth Cummings. Following his graduation from high school in 1947, he proudly served in the U.S Navy for three years. He traveled the world while serving his country and also became interested in radio technology. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he attended Purdue University and received his degree in electrical engineering.

He married the former Sue F. Kline in December 1950, in Crawfordsville, Ind. After graduating from college, he accepted a job with Collins Radio Co. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1952. He requested a transfer to the company’s offices in Richardson in 1962 and moved his family to Texas that summer. He later worked as a project engineer for Rockwell International and E-Systems. For most of his adult life, he was also an active ham radio enthusiast.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Mike.

He is survived by his wife, Sue and son Randy (Vicki) of Denton. His step-grandchildren include Ryan Appleton (Stacey), Ross Appleton (Heather) and Lindsay Cavanaugh (Tom), all of Denton. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren as well as niece Marla Gladwin and nephew Scott Reg, den, both of North Little Rock, Ark., and nephew Mark Redden of Safe Harbor, Fla.

The family would also like to express its heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the wonderful staffs at Autumn Oaks of Corinth and the El Dorado Retirement community in Richardson for the love, support and friendship they provided him the last six and a half years.

Memorial Services will be held, Monday, April 1, 2019, at 12:30 PM in the Wildwood Chapel at Restland Funeral Home located at 13005 Greenville Ave Dallas, Texas 75243.

Memorial Service
April 1, 2019
12:30 pm
Wildwood Chapel at Restland Memorial Park
13005 Greenville Ave. Dallas TX, 75243
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  1. RIP my friend, you were always a delight to be around at club meetings and hamfests.
    May your journey be QRM free and the wind always at your back

    kd5foy, larry

  2. Robert Holmes

    Written by: Robert Holmes


    Very sorry to read about the loss of your father. My memories of him are all positive, he even endured our “combo” playing in the Cummings garage on many occasions probably to the dismay of the entire neighborhood.

    Best personal regards, Rob Holmes

  3. No QRM

    Written by: Richard Morgan K6RAH

    My wish is that you have a safe and smooth journey, Forest, with no QRM.
    I enjoyed being with you and always appreciated the technical knowledge you imparted to all those eager to learn from an original radio pioneer.

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