Mother Hubbard' Cupboard

Fund Type: Memorial Donations

Wilmington, NC

Fundraiser ends on April 17, 2024

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is committed to being a reliable resource for the food insecure in the Wilmington area.

John was born to George and Ruby Cumbus in Montgomery, AL but spent his formative years in Greenville, SC. After graduating from The Citadel in civil engineering and serving two years in the U.S. Army at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, he worked for years with both Daniel and Weaver construction companies before opening his own firm in Greensboro, NC. In Wilmington, he was a project consultant for the Brunswick County Courthouse and Watermark Marina Clubhouse. Of the many structures he built across those decades, he was most pleased with the renovation of the Westminster Presbyterian Church sanctuary in Greensboro. Over the years, John enjoyed golf, sailing, boating, horseback riding, snow skiing, and tennis with family and friends.

After moving to Wilmington, John found his church home in Winter Park Presbyterian. From finding ways to serve faithfully as elder, deacon, unofficial photographer, heartiest hand-shaker—to finding great love—meeting his beloved wife, Sue, and their wonderful circle of friends, the Winter Park community carried them through difficult times and celebrated with them in joy.

John’s loved ones remember him as a true Southern gentleman—mannerly and gentle, usually sporting a bowtie. This photograph captures the twinkle in his blue eyes and reminds us of his heartfelt smile, booming welcome, and sense of humor. He had a steadfast love for his children and grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud. In spite of years of declining health, he and Sue spent many happy days, rarely missing Panthers football or Duke basketball games and always making time to discuss the “good ol' days.”

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This fundraiser has been created in partnership with
Wilmington Funeral & Cremation
1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington, NC 28403

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