Robert Sumner '54
July 30, 2019 12:28 PM
updated: July 30, 2019 12:31 PM
Bartley Funeral Home obituary
1015 W Wolfe St., P.O. Box 543
Grand Saline, TX US
Robert Harris "Bob" Sumner
Saturday, November 26th, 1927 - Saturday, July 27th, 2019
Robert “Bob” Harris Sumner
ALBA – Memorial services for Robert “Bob” Harris Sumner, 91, of Alba, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Alba United Methodist Church, under the direction of the family, with Rev. Dee Bryant and Rev. Pamela Dountas officiating.
Cremation arrangements are under direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.
Mr. Sumner passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019.
Bob was born Saturday, November 26, 1927, in Happy, to the late Charles L. and Emmie Harris Sumner. He graduated from Poly High School in Fort Worth and from Texas A&M in 1954 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served in the United States Army in Korea
during World War II. Bob worked for General Dynamics for 36 years and retired in 1990. He married Mary Lou Sisserson on October 3, 1958, in Fort Worth. They have lived in Alba for the last 29 years. Bob was a member of the Alba United Methodist Church and
served as an usher, board member, and on the property committee. He was very involved with the construction of the new church building. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. He always had a garden and supplied his friends
and family with delicious vegetables and fruits. He was a jack of all trades and collector of all things.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Lou Sumner; daughter, Karie Riegel and husband David; son, Lane Sumner and wife Misty; sister, Emalyn Reaves; brother, Charles Sumner, Jr.; grandson, Jonny Riegel; granddaughter, Sydney Kelly and husband Mat; sisters-in-law,
Sue Sumner and Anne Sumner; many nieces and nephews and special friends, Jim and Barbara Brown, Pamela Dountas, Karen Steele, and special companion, Maggie.
Memorials can be made to the Alba United Methodist Door Fund, P.O. Box 231, Alba, Texas 75410.
Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home
300 W. Holley Street, P.O. Box 380
Alba, Texas 75410