Obituary – Tom Sumners

Nov 26th, 2019 | By | Category: News, Obituaries

Thomas Brown Sumners died on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Pulaski. He was 75 years old.

Funeral services for Mr. Sumners were conducted on Saturday, November 9th at Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home. A private burial will take place later at Lone Oak Cemetery.

Tom Sumners was born on October 26, 1944 in Giles County. He was the son of the late Herald D. Sumners and the late Josephine Rowe Sumners. He was a 1962 graduate of Elkton High School. Tom had a 28-year career at Heil Quaker (ICP). He also worked five years at Lewisburg Gas Department; and thirteen years at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home. He served on the Marshall County Commission, Lewisburg Community Development Board, Board of Zoning Appeals, Trustee of Marshall County Memorial Library, Marshall County Little League, and Trustee of Bee Spring Memorial Cemetery in Bryson. Tom was a charter member and deacon of Parkview Baptist Church, and served as Moderator and Clerk of the New Duck River Baptist Association. He was also a free-lance writer for the Marshall Gazette for many years; writing the column “Let The Horses Talk”, covering the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry for decades.

In addition to his parents, preceding him in death was a brother, Joe Sumners and an aunt, Mary Rowe Storey. Survivors include a daughter, Stacye (Jay) Burgett of Lewisburg; a son, Thomas Scott (Amy) Sumners of Spring Hill; grandchildren, Jordan Sumner Burgett and Elizabeth Lea (Lily) Burgett both of Lewisburg, Julia Rae Sumners and Ava Elizabeth Sumners of Spring Hill; a brother, Jerry Rowe Sumners of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bee Spring Memorial Cemetery, c/o Bank of Frankewing, Marshall County Memorial Library, and the building fund of Parkview Baptist Church.

BILLS-MCGAUGH & HAMILTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY assisted the family. The Scoop sends our warmest condolences to the Sumners Family.

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