Tommie E. “Tom” Cundiff

    April 5, 1927 - February 17, 2009

Tommie E. “Tom” Cundiff, age 81 of Somerset, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at his residence.

He was born on April 5, 1927 in Somerset, the son of the late Edward Swain and Millie Bray Cundiff. He was a retired foreman and heavy equipment operator for the KY State Highway Department and a United States Army veteran of WWII.  Mr. Cundiff was an excellent carpenter, USDA Inspector for 14 years, KY Colonel, and trained KY Walking and Racking horses.

Mr. Cundiff is survived by his wife, Lucille Dawes Cundiff; two sons, Bob (and Freda) Cundiff of Somerset and Paul Cundiff of Somerset; a brother, Edward Swain (and Ruby) Cundiff Jr. of Akron, OH; four grandchildren, Paula Michelle Cundiff, Robert Shane Cundiff, Ashley Cundiff, and Thomas Knute Cundiff; and eleven great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Edward and Mellie Cundiff; a son, Roger Glenn Cundiff; a brother, Robert Murphy Cundiff; and four sisters, Mae Holsomback, Allene Cundiff, Bertie Lester, and Elizabeth Lester.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 20th after 11:00am at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 1:00 pm with Bro. David Bullock and Dr. Darrell Bartley officiating. The American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard will conduct full military honors for Mr. Cundiff.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.