top banner

Obituary Listings

Glynn Bernard Cumberland

November 27, 1934 January 27, 2018
Glynn Bernard Cumberland
There are condolences waiting approval on Glynn's Tribute wall
Obituary for Glynn Bernard Cumberland

Glynn Bernard Cumberland of Florence, MS passed away to heaven on January 27, 2018. Glynn was born in 1934 to Luna & D.H. Cumberland in Philadelphia, MS. He attended Bloomo High School where he was Senior Class President and he also attended ECJC.
Glynn married Margie Ann Gray in 1954 and had 2 sons. He is preceded in death by parents D.H. Cumberland and Luna Burton Cumberland, older sister Mazell Hall of Pocahontas, MS and younger brother Darth Cumberland of Florence, MS. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years Margie Ann Gray Cumberland, sons Bobby Glynn Cumberland and Randy Markel (Mark) Cumberland of Florence, grandsons Randy Patrick Cumberland and Benjamin Mark Cumberland, younger sister Barbara Thrash of Philadelphia, MS and younger brother Robert Cumberland (Maria) of Ocean Springs, MS, sister-in-law’s Betty Roberts of Port Charlotte, FL and Allie Mae Williamson of Richland, MS.
Glynn was a loving devoted husband and father. He moved to Jackson in 1955 and joined Hostess Cupcakes and in 1959 joined the City of Jackson Police Department (JPD). He started out “walking a beat” and retired 36 years later as Deputy Chief of JPD. Glynn also established the first Police Precinct for the JPD in South Jackson. During his tenure with the JPD he was Captain of the Police Training Academy, Detective Bureau, Records, Vice and Narcotics, K-9 unit and many other divisions. He was a member of the JPD Pistol team. He also graduated the 100th class of the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. After retirement from the JPD he worked with the U.S. Marshall’s Service for Judge William H. Barbour, Jr. at the Eastland Federal Court house in Jackson.
Glynn was active in his church both at Epworth United Methodist Church and then Marvin United Methodist Church in Florence. At Marvin United Methodist Church he was President of the Mary Bozeman Sunday School Class prior to his illness. Glynn coached Oak Forest Exchange Club Little League Baseball team. He was a water skier and Senior Rated Boat Driver in the American Water Skiing Association South Central Region. Involvement with water skiing began with the Jackson Ski Hawks at Lake Hico in Jackson and moved to the Confederate Ski Club in Florence. He coached both sons Bobby and Mark in competitive Slalom, Tricks and Jumping to the National Water Ski Championships for many years. Some other areas that Glynn was active in was the Shriners for 50 years, Squared Dancing nationally, and was an avid Bowler.
Glynn’s family wishes to thank the faithful members of Marvin United Methodist Church and Galloway Memorial United Methodist church for weekly cards, notes of encouragement, personal visits, prayers, order of service, phone calls, texts, and emails. The professional care at Baptist Medical Center, The Blake at Flowood and Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland along with James Polk and staff in Richland was a blessing.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Marvin United Methodist Church, Florence, MS beginning at 12 till 2pm with the memorial service immediately following. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Marvin United Methodist Church, 211 North Church Street, Florence, MS 39073 or Homes for Our Homeless Brothers and Sisters, Attn: Bobby Cumberland, 106 Point Clear, Florence, MS 39073.

To send flowers in memory of Glynn Bernard Cumberland, visit the Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

3

Feb

12:00 PM 2/3/2018 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2/3/2018 2:00:00 PM
Marvin UMC

N. Church Street
Florence, MS 39073

Marvin UMC
N. Church Street Florence 39073 MS
United States

Service

Saturday

3

Feb

2:00 PM 2/3/2018 2:00:00 PM
Marvin UMC

N. Church Street
Florence, MS 39073

Marvin UMC
N. Church Street Florence 39073 MS
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries


alt

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Glynn Bernard Cumberland

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Glynn

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Glynn Bernard Cumberland.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.
Loading...