Albert McEver Cumbie ’37, of Greensboro, N.C., went to be with his Lord on March 24. Cumbie was born in 1913 in Stokes County, N.C., to the late John and Martha Hill Cumbie. He was raised from the age of eight through high school at Barium Springs Home for Children in Barium Springs, N.C. He was the only child of 11 children in the family to graduate from college (Davidson).
After college, Cumbie was a teacher and coach at Christ Church School for Boys in Rappahannock, Va. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving his country during WWII. He was part of the U.S. forces that liberated the city of Paris.
After the war, Cumbie was the Veteran’s Service Officer for Guilford County for many years. He spent the majority of his career working for Nationwide Insurance in Greensboro as an insurance agent. He was active in both the American Legion and the VFW. He managed and coached the local American Legion baseball team for over 25 years and was inducted into the American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame. He was also very active in his church, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, serving as a Sunday School teacher, elder, and deacon.
Cumbie is survived by his wife, Adella “Del” Williams Cumbie, 1575 John Knox Dr., Apt. D104, Colfax, NC 27235-9666. They were married in 1941. He is also survived by their three children, Jane C. Autler (Henry), Stephen M. Cumbie (Druscilla French), and Richard L. Cumbie (Laurie); and grandchildren, Missy Doran, Jordy Doran, Taylor Cumbie, and Grant Autler.