JOHN J. ("JACK") CUMMINGS, III John J. ("Jack") Cummings, III, 67, succumbed to liver/pancreatic cancer at Beaufort Memorial Hospital on Sunday, August 27, 2017. His services will be held at Anderson Funeral Home Chapel, 611 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, South Carolina (843) 524-7144, beginning at 11:30 a.m., on Friday, September 1, 2017, with inurnment to follow at Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, South Carolina (843) 524-3925. Jack leaves behind his wife Vickie Nolte Cummings of 44 years, his brothers Larry (Claudia) of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Tim (Debra) of Staten Island, New York, Michael (Linda) of Douglasville, Georgia, and Christopher (Denise) of Owings, Maryland, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins. Jack was raised in Staten Island, New York, attended Monsignor Farrell High School and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, moved to Washington, D. C. with the Army (Pentagon) in 1969, joined the Capitol Police in 1971, and then joined the Metropolitan Police, Washington, D. C. in 1973, from which he retired as Sergeant 27 years later on Christmas Day, 1999. On Super Bowl Sunday of 2000, Jack and Vickie moved to Beaufort, South Carolina, and finally their house was built on Dataw Island, South Carolina in March of 2001. Jack was also employed for several years as a Court Security Officer with the Beaufort City Police. Jack said the only way he would be leaving Dataw was when he died, and he kept his word. Jack and Vickie have enjoyed making new friends and becoming part of the community on Dataw Island and in Beaufort. They have continued to rely on and immensely appreciate the continued support and friendship of Tim and Carol McGrath. Tim attended Marist College with Jack. Jack particularly enjoyed most being Santa for 12 years for the children of deployed Marines serving at the Marine Corps Air Station at Dataw's Annual Christmas Luncheon in December. He had hoped to survive to December of this year to do so again, but obviously other powers had other plans for him. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack's memory, should be made to HEROES, INC., which is dedicated to aid families of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, at www.heroes.org or by check to Heroes, Inc., 1200 - 29th Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20007. Rest in peace My Love.