CHERRYVILLE Harold Robert McCumber, 71, of Cherryville died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Carolina Caring. Born Feb. 1, 1948, in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, he was the son of Roberrt Lloyd McCumber and Pauline Beatrice McCumber. Harold moved the family to the U.S. in 1978, and became naturalized in 1993. After retiring as a telecommunications engineer, he continued to enjoy construction projects and landscaping. An avid hockey player in his youth, later in life, he enjoyed tinkering on old cars and continual companionship with many German Shepards. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Crouse. Harold leaves his wife, Bonnie (Hamilton) of 48 years; three sons, Ryan (Heather), Regan (Tia), and Reid (Brooke); six beautiful granddaughters, Taylor, Laney, Zoe, Zada, Kennedy, and Avery; twin brother, David (Marg); sister, Joan (Jim) Crozier, all of Canada; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Pauline; and mother-in-law, Thelma Hamilton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 19, at Unity Baptist Church. The family requests donations to Hospice of Catawba County and the building fund of Unity Baptist Church in lieu of flowers. Jenkins Funeral Home staff is not involved in the memorial service at the church. Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The McCumber family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton, 828-464-1555.

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