Henry Maxwell Lummis III, 91, of Paducah, died Friday, May 4, 2018 at Superior Care Home in Paducah.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 at Broadway United Methodist Church in Paducah with Rev. Joe Beal officiating. Burial will be held later at Parkwood Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday.
Mr. Lummis was born on Dec. 14, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland. In June 1944, he enrolled at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and in June 1945, he joined the Air Force. After completing his basic training at Keesler Field, Mississippi, he served at Scott Field in Illinois, working as an assistant to the post engineer and receiving an honorable discharge in November 1946.
Mr. Lummis returned to Johns Hopkins and received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 1949 and, in 1950, he received a master of science in structural engineering.
In 1951, Mr. Lummis moved to Paducah, where he consulted on the construction of the atomic energy plant.
In 1960, Mr. Lummis began working for a start-up fabricator in Metropolis, Southern Illinois Steel Products Corp., and in 1967 he was named president.
In 1980, he moved the company to Paducah under the name Sisteel Corp., and in 1997 he sold the business and became a freelance engineering consultant. He continued working under the name Lummis Consulting until age 88, at which time he retired.
Mr. Lummis was an active member of Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church for decades and of Broadway United Methodist Church from 1997 to 2018, where he was a trustee.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Azalea Lummis; his children, Henry Maxwell Lummis IV and wife Connie of Bonita Springs, Florida and Jennifer Lynn Travis and husband Ronny and David Michael Lummis and wife Csaba, all of Paducah; three grandchildren, Julie Ann Lummis Motes and husband Robert, Catherine Susanne Lummis Scott and husband Thomas and Henry Maxwell Lummis V and wife Brandy; eight great-grandchildren, Robert, Elisabeth and Brady Motes, Sam, Charles, and Joseph Scott and Henry and Jack Lummis; two stepchildren, Richard Golightly and wife Debby and Cathe Glass and husband Kelly; his stepgrandchildren, Toby and Leigh Glass, Jacob and Careece Glass and Mckense and Chandler Shepherd; and his stepgreat-grandchildren, Ella Glass, Sam, Ceeley and Jonah Glass and Riley and Piper Shepherd.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry “Harry” Maxwell Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Hine Lummis; and his sister, Jean Ellen Prince.
Memorials may be made to Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001; or to Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church, 300 Fountain Ave., Paducah, KY 42001.
Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.