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Cummings, Larry

Cummings, Larry

March 13, 1949 — October 29, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lawrence Kent “Larry” Cummings, 71, on October 29, 2020 at his home in Liberty, MO.

Anyone who knew Larry knew what a great man he was. If you were part of his family, he was your rock. If you were not a part of his family, he still treated you as if you were. Simply put, everyone just loved Lar-Bear. It was an easy thing to do.

Larry was born March 13, 1949, in Kansas City, MO, one of seven sons of Robert and Rosemarie (Dalton) Cummings. He was a graduate of De La Salle High School and Penn Valley Community College.

Let it never be said that Larry led a dull life. He was a Clay County Sheriff's Deputy, owned Dairy Queen in Liberty with his father, owned a disco, and ultimately found his calling as a Registered Nurse. Appropriately, these seemingly disparate careers were tied together by a common thread; one of service for his fellow man.

Family was absolutely the most important thing in Larry’s life. The two most important times of the year for him were the 4th of July and Thanksgiving because that is when the entire family would come together to celebrate.

Larry is survived by his children and spouses: Nathan and Jessica Cummings, Jason and Hannah Cummings, and Krista and Christopher Francisco; grandchildren: Kaylyn (11), Cecilia (9) and Natalie (4); and Larry’s former wife, Joyce. He also leaves his brothers: Craig, Dennis, Richard, Kevin and Keith Cummings; as well as many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Along with his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher.

Larry was unlike anyone else. He was kind and generous. He was tough but sensitive. He was an amazing father, friend, and colleague. He will be loved and missed.

Due to COVID restrictions, services will be private.

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Due to COVID restrictions, services will be private.

Cummings, Larry's Guestbook

I'm still in shock that you are gone Larry,. I met him in 95 we worked together for 17 years. He was my hero I looked up to him, he taught me so much and was an amazing nurse so happy he got to help me take care of my grandma at Ashton court till she passed. He was so caring and looked out for his co-workers. Miss that unique voice you had and that wonderful smile and laugh. Hugs to my big ole Larry teddy bear. Love ya until I see you again big guy.

Gena Kitchell

You were a great person to work with. Rest in peace dear will be truly missed.

Gina Waddill

May God bless Larry and comfort his family. We thank him especially for his health care service.

Keith Sanders

I’m still in shock about this you were my buddy and you were very good nurse in good man last time I seen you is when you had just got off of night shift to go home and I seen you sitting down outside catching your breath so you can walk up the street to get in your nice truck I told you that I will walk you to your truck to make sure you made it there OK you told me no and I said I don’t care what you say I’m still going to walk with you and you laughed and said OK I will truly miss you my Buddy


Larry was always a pleasure to work with. He would always be humming some kind of tune. Not only have I enjoyed working with Larry as peers I have had the pleasure of having him take care of some very special people while they were in rehab at New Mark. I never worried about anything while they were in his care and it meant a lot because he gave me that gift to just be the family member and I greatly appreciate that. Rest in heaven my friend.

Quadra Barnes

Goodbye my friend. You brought many a smile to my face. You are missed.

Paul Rowland

Rest In Peace my good friend, I will miss you

Connie Weston-Knopf

I first met Larry and his entire family about 20yrs ago when I was dating one of his nephews. I remember the Thanksgivings with the Cummings Crew. Great people! Little did I know I’d run into Larry again about 15yrs later AND that he’d be my night shift nursing supervisor. I enjoyed hearing all of the stories about your “raising hell” days when you were young. I also loved hearing stories of your daughters softball years. I learned so much from you from a “coach” standpoint and what you expected from the parents of the children who played for you. That has helped me look at things from a different perspective as my daughter now plays softball in high school. You’ve met both my daughters when they had come with me to work and they remember you. Such a nice guy. I enjoyed working with you. Thank you for helping me be a better me. Miss you much (Lare) You’re a good man Charlie Brown.

Carla Torres

Your smile is definitely worth remembering. My wife and I loved working with you. Such great person to be around!!! You’ve touch so many and will be greatly missed by many as well.

Apryl Alexander

Enjoyed working with you. May you rest in peace

Deoun Parker

You always cared about all of your fellow workers. You are missed. Heaven gained a great man.

Judy Sullivan

The many years I knew and worked with Larry (15+). I knew him to be caring and compassionate. A GREAT nurse and a GREAT person. He will be greatly missed.

Tina Akers

Larry I will miss you so much. RIP ❤❤


You will be greatly missed. Watch over us.

Laurie A. Hunter

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