- June 26, 1947 - December 4, 2012
- Gloucester, Virginia
of John's Passing
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Gloucester: John Steve Sumner, 65, died on December 4, 2012 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. John was born in Ohio, but grew up in the mountains of Virginia. He retired after 20 years in aviation from the U S Army and also retired from the Gloucester County Public School System after 20 years. While serving in the Army John received the Army Commendation Medal for his meritorious service. John was a loving husband, wonderful father, and Papa whose passion was helping children, military veterans, and he was always happiest when he was at his home with his family and his pet cats. He loved his flannel shirts, country music, and his favorite teams Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburg Pirates. He always had a smile and an accepting way, giving all a sense of confidence and the feeling of his "loving hand." He will be missed so much by everyone.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Valissa Kay Sumner; both of his parents, Howard and Althea Sumner; and two brothers Paul and Buford Sumner both Army veterans.
He is survived by:
His loving wife of 40 years: Theresa A. Sumner
3 daughters: Tilenna Lea and husband Tony
Tanya Sawyer and husband Steve
Paulette Lawrence and husband Jason
3 grandchildren: Steven, Alorah and Grace Noel
2 sisters: Evelyn Gilbert
Brother: James Sumner
4 nephews: Joey and Jimmy Cole
Steve and Jimmy Gilbert
1 niece: Sandy Myers
Funeral services officiated by Reverend Daniel McKee will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Interment with military honors will follow in Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, December 7, 2012 from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank the staff, nurses, and Doctors at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital for all the love and care they gave.
In John's memory contributions may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.