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Full Text of SR0756  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Jackie L. "Jack" Cummings of Loami,
4who passed away on November 13, 2021; and
5    WHEREAS, Jack Cummings was born to Lloyd and Bessie
6(Davenport) Cummings in New Berlin on August 17, 1945; he
7graduated from New Berlin High School; he served in the U.S.
8Army starting in 1965 at many locations around the world; he
9married Cheryl McCray on December 24, 1965; and
10    WHEREAS, Jack Cummings worked for Hermes Chevrolet in New
11Berlin after his service in the U.S. Army ended; he then worked
12for Fiat Allis until they closed in the early 1980s; he also
13worked at Sulphur Springs and Campbell Cemeteries in Loami for
14several years; and
15    WHEREAS, Jack Cummings became employed with the Illinois
16Army National Guard, where he started as a driver and mechanic
17before ultimately progressing to logistics; he was deployed to
18Iraq from 2004 to 2005; he retired after 26 years of service;
20    WHEREAS, During his time in the U.S. Army and the Illinois
21Army National Guard, Jack Cummings received numerous ribbons



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1and medals, including the Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon,
2the Illinois Military Long and Honorable Service Medal, the
3Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the
4Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Reserves Components Overseas
5Trainer Ribbon, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, the
6Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army
7Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement
8Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Meritorious Service
9Medal, the Mechanics Badge, the Global War on Terrorism
10Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service
11Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Mobilized) Drivers
12Badge, the Distinguished Service Medal, and the Military Order
13of Saint Martin Award; and
14    WHEREAS, Jack Cummings was also known as "Cooter"; he
15volunteered with the Loami Fire Department, having served as a
16past chief; he enjoyed snow skiing, dirt car racing, and polka
17dancing; he was an avid Chicago Cubs fan; and
18    WHEREAS, Jack Cummings was preceded in death by his
19parents; his siblings, Sharon, John, and Charlie; his
20brother-in-law, Kurtie; and his sister-in-law, Kathi; and
21    WHEREAS, Jack Cummings is survived by his wife, Cheryl
22"Suz" Cummings; his daughter, Rhonda (Clint) Johnsey; his
23brothers, Ron (Macie) Cummings and William Cummings; his



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1sister, Janet (Lenny) Chaudoin; his brother-in-law, Albert
2"Bud" Hermes and Jim "Cray" (Marge) McCray; his sister-in-law,
3Mary Cummings; his good friend, Eddie Phillips; and several
4nieces, nephews, and cousins; therefore, be it
6ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
7Jackie L. "Jack" Cummings and extend our sincere condolences
8to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be
9it further
10    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
11presented to the family of Jack Cummings as an expression of
12our deepest sympathy.