John was a bright, gregarious, loving, kind, and gentle man of Scottish descent. He died and came to rest in Tundergarth, Scotland, only miles away from where his forefathers originated.
Born in Utah, raised in California, and educated at Brigham Young University with an MBA from the University of Utah, he resided prior to his death with his wife and three children in Coral Gables, Florida. Beloved husband of M. Victoria Diaz Bolton and devoted father to Christopher, 6 years old; Matthew, 4 years old; and Ashley, 3 years old. He was also survived by his parents, John and Beverly Cummock, his sisters Debbie and Dana, and his half-brother Robert.
In London on business for Bacardi USA, John tried to surprise his family by coming home a day earlier than planned to help with Christmas festivities and Ashley’s third birthday celebration.
John was very loving, committed, and loyal to his young family and very mindful of how lucky he was. He had a great sense of duty to serve those less fortunate through community service by taking active leadership roles in church, his children’s schools, and his neighborhood association, and by supporting numerous charities in the Miami community.
He was a man of great intellect and an avid reader, and he simply hungered to learn. John loved to travel and explore the world, having endless curiosity about people and a fascination with other cultures and religious beliefs.
John had a great passion for music and enjoyed singing and playing the piano. He also shared with his young family his great love for nature and his garden. He loved to laugh and shared with us his passion for cooking, scuba diving, skiing, golfing, running, hiking, and camping in America’s West. He also was an American football enthusiast.
Inscribed on John’s tombstone in Tundergarth cemetery, across the road from where he died, are the words of his favorite poem — a poem he personified:
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better… whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
A role model and inspiration, John was taken much too young and is missed terribly. Alive forever in our hearts, we will continue to do the things he left undone.