Bernard Arthur Cumbea, Jr., formerly of Huntington, WV, age 90, died on Monday, February 2, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, 401 N Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC. The family will receive friends following the service.
Bernard was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Burkholder Cumbea and sister, Virginia Pollard.
He is survived by his sons Michael Cumbea and wife, Tisa of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, and John Cumbea and wife, Lisa of Fuquay-Varina, NC; three grandchildren, Zachary, Lindsay and Parker; and niece, Peggy Nieder of Richmond, VA.
Bernard was a retired Manager Locomotive Maintenance and Engineering Chessie System Railroad.
He earned a BSME Degree from Purdue University in 1948 and was a member of both Marshall University and Purdue University Alumni.
Bernard was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Transitions LifeCare 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh NC 27607.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at thomasfuneral.com.