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David Hill "Goat" Cummings

April 12, 1955 — December 4, 2023

Mr. David Hill “Goat” Cummings, age 68, of Rockmart GA, passed away at his residence on Monday, December 4, 2023, following a brief illness.


He was born in Decatur, Georgia on April 12, 1955, son of the late William F. “Bill” Cummings and the late Jenna Lee Wilson Cummings. David had lived all of his life in Rockmart. He was a 1973 graduate of Rockmart High School and attended West Georgia College. He  was also a graduate of The Motorcycle Mechanic Institute of Atlanta. David loved to travel the USA. He made yearly treks out west, including Montana, Washington and Alaska, creating friendships all over the country. He was a great lover of the outdoors. He enjoyed climbing mountains, had hiked part of the Appalachian Trail and ridden his bicycle along the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. He greatly enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and competed in Dirt Bike Motocross for over 30 years. David was a self-employed entrepreneur, working in property management and owned and operated Cummings Construction Company. He was a member of Rockmart Church of Christ.


Mr. Cummings is survived by his loving wife, Rita Cummings to whom he was married on June 17, 1995; daughters: April Lanier (Brad) and Kerri King (Chad); sister, Julie Moss (Tommy); brother, Tommy Cummings; grandchildren: Briley King, Avery King, Ansley Lanier and Dawson Scoggins; uncle, Lee Cummings; nieces: Jenna Moss, Abby Cummings and Abby Robinson; nephews: Benji Shanks (Alexis) and Thomas Moss (Ashley); brother-in-law, Anthony Robinson (Shani) and his beloved fur babies: Skeeter and Freckles.


Memorial Services for Mr. David “Goat” Cummings will be held Friday, December 8, 2023, at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Dabbs officiating. Eulogies will be given by Benji Shanks and Kent Mathis and a prayer by Minister Justin Mason 


The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, December 8, 2023, from 12:00 PM until the service hour at 2:00 PM.


Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Freddy Dunn, Keith Lindsey, Bill Bean, Dave Ferguson, Ricky Sorrells, Jerry Ferguson, Mark Holder, Mark Coalson, James Raughton, Dennis Gable, Barry Cole, Ralph Morgan, Red Forsyth, David Purvis and Chris Olmsted. 


In lieu of flowers, donations  may be made to Rockmart Church of Christ. 120 S Marble St, Rockmart. GA 30153 or Spring Creek Baptist Church. 2636 Chulio Rd SE, Rome GA 30161.  Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. David “Goat” Cummings.



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Friday, December 8, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home & Crematory

304 West Elm Street, Rockmart, GA 30153

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 8, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home & Crematory

304 West Elm Street, Rockmart, GA 30153

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