Daryl Eugene Cumber, 67, Lockeford, CA - Surrounded by his loving family, Daryl entered into heaven peacefully at home under hospice care on May 20th. He was born January 2, 1949 in Rib Lake, Wisconsin. He was the fourth child of Harold and Cordelia Cumber. He met the love of his life Sharon Weaver at Wausau East High School where they both graduated in 1967. They were married on August 3, 1968 in Wausau, WI. They had two daughters, Jessie and Jodi, and six grandchildren.
They moved to Tracy, CA in 1977 where he began to work as a ceramic tile setter apprentice. He learned the trade quickly and excelled. Within a few years, he obtained his contractor’s license and worked independently, completing beautiful custom tile, marble and stone designs and installations. He worked all over the Central Valley and Bay Area and some of his work can still be viewed at sites such as Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. He is remembered by the people he worked with as one of the most talented in his field and one of the most generous and fun-loving guys to work with.
Daryl moved to Lockeford, CA in 2002, with Sharon, where he resided until his passing.
Daryl was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, and enjoyed watching the games. He visited Lambeau Field whenever he got the chance. He liked to fish, collect antiques, loved old classic cars and was in the process of restoring his ’67 GTO. One of his favorite things to do was to spend time with his grandchildren whether it was watching their sports events, attending piano recitals or just hanging out and talking.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Cumber (Weaver), daughters Jessie Vickers (Larry) Lodi, CA and Jodi Leonardo (Johnny) Lodi, CA.
Grandchildren: Mason Daryl Vickers Elk Grove, CA., Austin, Logan and Lauren Vickers Lodi, CA., Johnny Daryl and Jianna Leonardo Lodi, CA.
Brothers: Wayne Cumber Wausau, WI., Alan Cumber (Donna) Florence, WI., Steven Cumber (Patty) Oshkosh, WI., Gary Cumber (Carol) Appleton, WI., Kevin Cumber (Linda) Oshkosh, WI.,
Sisters: Barbara Rice (Jim) Aniwa, WI., Patricia Cumber (Jay Robinson) Oshkosh, WI., Lora Bartlett Oshkosh, WI., Rebecca Garcia (Pete) Salida, CA.
He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins whom he loved.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Cordelia Cumber, and sister, Sylvia Vassar.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 4th at 10:00am at Cherokee Memorial Park, (Evergreen Chapel) Harney Lane at Highway 99 in Lodi, California
We wish to extend our gratitude to the Hospice of San Joaquin, and the caring staff at Lodi Memorial Hospital. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude's Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjudes.org or to Hospice of San Joaquin.