Ronald Edward Cumbus, Sr., 75, of Florahome, FL went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville following a brief illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Putnam County. Ronald loved his country and served honorably in the U S Navy. He had worked as a supervisor for RGC Mineral Sand Mine. Ronald was a member of Midway Baptist Church. He enjoyed competitive shooting and was an avid hunter. He always looked forward to his yearly hunting trip in Maine with his best friends Kevin and Mel. He was often referred to as the Buckmaster and was a Master Gunsmith. He was also known as “Papa” to many. Ronald’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and actively supporting his grandchildren in dance, cheer and softball. You could always find him at the softball field or somewhere enjoying the outdoors.
He is preceded in death by his father, John F. Cumbus, mother, Ola Mae Glenn, stepfather, Jim Glenn and brother, Tony Cumbus.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sarah Cumbus, son, Ronnie E. Cumbus, Jr. (Sandy), daughters, Angie Little, Joni Burnett (Andy), brother, Mitchell Cumbus (Patsy), sisters, Jeanette Rogers (Paul) and Joyce Norris (Jeff), grandchildren, Rachel Cumbus, Alli Carnes (Matt), Laynie Carnes, Mackenzie Little, Marlie Little, Haley Lee (Ethan) ,Brooke Tanner, Jacob Burnett, great-grandchildren, Cayden, Emery, Blakley, Sophia and Mallox , special cousin, Jane Cumbus as well as beloved pet, “Sassy”.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Bro. John Cameron officiating. Burial will follow in Mei-Wun Memorial Cemetery in Carraway. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday beginning at 10:00 am until time of services.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Ronald’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.