Iris “Sherry” Cumbie passed away in San Antonio, on October 11, 2020. She was born in Dallas on February 4, 1942, to Roy Benedict Gallagher and Iris Evelyn (Deal) Gallagher.
When she was younger, Sherry played piano with her sister at the First Baptist Church in Pleasanton and in high school, Sherry was voted the Pleasanton High School Eagle Queen-1960, along with Most Talented–1960, Band Sweetheart–1960 and she and Preston Dowdy, Cutest Girl and Boy–1960.
Sherry also loved the arts and was an accomplished author, artist and illustrator, and was the executive assistant to the head of D. Howard Aviation. Sherry was known for her love of travel, wine tasting and adventure. She was fearless, even hand-feeding a wild black bear Nutter Butter Cookies.
Sherry is survived by her husband, Billy Joe Cumbie; sons, James Scott Akers, Jason Michael Cumbie, Scott Christian Cumbie and Nicholas Paul Cumbie; daughter, Melina D’Laine Tafolla; sisters, Donna Gallagher Hurley and Carol S. Neill and husband Stanley; grandchildren, Christopher Scott LaGrange, Cody James Akers, Savannah Nicole Tafolla, William Joseph Cumbie, Rebecca Lynn Cumbie, Noah Samuel Tafolla, Erick Cumbie, Christian Thomas Cumbie and Keeghan Lynn Cumbie; and greatgrandchildren, Delilah Nicole LaGrange and Jonathan Scott LaGrange.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Iris Gallagher; brother, Roy S. Gallagher; and grandson, Jonathan Ronald Akers.
A visitation for Sherry was on Thursday, October 15, from 2-8 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home, located at 118 W. Oaklawn Road, Pleasanton, with a chapel service on Friday, October 16, that started at 11 a.m., at Hurley Funeral Home, followed by interment at Pleasanton City Cemetery.