Obituaries » Dean Patrick Cumbo

A Celebration service for Dean’s home going will be held at Timberlake United Methodist Church, 21649 Timberlake Rd., Lynchburg, Va., at 5 p.m., Sunday, June 26, 2022, visitation and a reception will follow.

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Dean Patrick Cumbo

June 4, 1968 - June 20, 2022

Dean Patrick Cumbo, of Lynchburg, formerly of Danville, age 54, passed away at his residence and transitioned to his heavenly home on Monday, June 20, 2022, after a 10-month courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on June 4, 1968, in Danville, to Marie C. Cumbo and the late David P. Cumbo Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Lori Adkins Cumbo; sons, Dylan and Luke Cumbo, of Lynchburg; brother, Dave Cumbo and wife, Marsha, of Danville; nephew, Jay Cumbo and wife, Jessica; niece, Olivia Cumbo and fiance, Chris Weir; father-and-mother-in-law, Donald and Judy Adkins of Danville; sister-in-law, Sharon Spain, daughter, Mary Gail; brother-in-law, William Adkins and wife, Michelle, children, Kathleen and Samuel; grandparents, the late Lawson and Martha Compton and Carl and Mildred Cumbo, and numerous cousins, uncles, aunts and friends.

Dean was a graduate of George Washington High School in Danville, attended Emory and Henry College where he played for the Emory and Henry Football Team; received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting from Liberty University and Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Lynchburg. He was a Certified Quality Auditor and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

He served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division Screaming Eagles (Air Assault) in Fort Campbell Kentucky and the National Guard, stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, after 9/11.

He was previously employed in law enforcement with the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff and Dare Instructor and BWXT, Lynchburg in Security and as a Systems Analyst. Before his decline in health he was working for Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership as a System Analyst in Paducah, Kentucky.

He was former Chairman of the Campbell County GOP, former Sunburst District representative on the Campbell County Planning Commission, and a former board member of the Brookville Soccer Club.

He was a longtime Miami Dolphins fan and loved Star Wars. He was an active member of Timberlake United Methodist Church.

A Celebration service for Dean’s home going will be held at Timberlake United Methodist Church, 21649 Timberlake Rd., Lynchburg, Va., at 5 p.m., Sunday, June 26, 2022, visitation and a reception will follow. Click here to view the livestream of Dean’s Celebration of Life

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dean’s name to Timberlake United Methodist Church.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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No Slack my brother! No Slack! It was my honor to have served beside you in the 2/327th Infantry Regiment. Rest easy brother, we will see one another soon enough..

Posted by Steve and Susan Collins, Clarksville, TN on June 29, 2022

I'm so sorry for the family's loss. I met Dean when he was a student in my class when he was working on his MBA. He was an incredibly nice man and I know he'll be missed by many.

Posted by Sara Bennett on June 26, 2022

We have loved Dean since he was born. When we recently met with Dean, he was was so gracious and kind in speaking with us. The presence of the Lord was definitely with us. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you, Lori, Dylan, Luke, Marie and Davey, in knowing that Dean is home with his Heavenly Father where there is no pain.

Posted by Charles and Shirley Burkett on June 26, 2022

Lori, I was ever so saddened to learn of Dean's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Best wishes for your future, Emmie Boley

Posted by Emmie Boley on June 26, 2022

I worked with Dean at B&W, and my 1st wife (Amanda) I believe worked with you Lori. He was always so nice and seemed like a great man, even though we never knew each other well. My sincere condolences and prayers go to you and your family during this difficult time……..

Posted by Adam Clifton on June 25, 2022

I went to E&H with Dean and he was always kind, funny and well liked. He got along with most everyone and I never remember anyone having anything bad to say about him. I’m so sorry for your loss but I know that Dean fought the good fight and we know that he is at rest with his Lord and Savior.

Posted by Joe Sherrill on June 24, 2022

We are grateful for Dean's testimony, friendship, and service to our community. We are thankful that he knew the Lord Jesus, and we are praying for the Cumbo family.

Posted by Bob & Tracey Good on June 24, 2022

To Dean's family, Please accept our condolences. Dean led quite the life and I'm sure he will be missed. We shared a lot of great memories, time went by way too fast!

Posted by John Whitten on June 23, 2022

Dean, you were a good man and friend. Rest Easy.

Posted by Steve Waldon on June 22, 2022

My heart is so heavy and hurting for you guys. What a wonderful man And father Dean was. I use to watch how Dean interacted with Dylan as a teenager and was so impressed with him. Praying for you all.

Posted by Shelley Childress on June 22, 2022

Lori, Dylan, Luke and family, so sorry for your loss. Dean, I can’t believe you’re gone, but I know you’re in a better place.

Posted by Mike Jackson on June 22, 2022

Hey brother YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!! You blessed us with so many laughs and the stories you would tell!! Rip brother.. YOU DID GOOD THY FAITHFUL SERVANT!!

Posted by Steve luther on June 22, 2022

You will never be forgotten. ♥️ Praying for your family 🙏🏻

Posted by Jon & Beth Born on June 22, 2022

Will never forget you Dean. Until we meet again, we will miss you. Prayers and hugs for your family.

Posted by Lynn & Robert on June 22, 2022

I love you son, Mom.

Posted by Marie Cumbo on June 22, 2022

Love you little brother.

Posted by David Cumbo on June 22, 2022

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