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William Eldon Sumners, 86, of Rockwall, Texas, passed away July 4, 2017.
He was born Aug. 15, 1930, in Dallas, Texas, to William Ardell Sumners and Maraneula Odessa (Prince) Sumners. Mr. Sumners proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and worked as manager of Engineering Administrative Services for Continental Electronics for 45 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Rockwall, where he was very active in his Sunday school class.
Mr. Sumners is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce Del Sumners of Rockwall; sons Johnny Lee Sumners of Westminster, Md., and David Michael Grindele of Ferris, Texas; daughters Dorothy Ann Place of Round Rock, Texas, Debbie Reese of Mesquite, Texas, Charlotte Grindele of Mesquite, and Donna Michaels of Rockwall; 40 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren with two more bundles of joy expected soon.
Funeral service was held 1 p.m. Monday, July 10, at First Baptist Church, 610 S. Goliad St., Rockwall, 75087, with Pastor Steve Swofford officiating.
The family received friends the afternoon of July 9 at Rest Haven Funeral Home - Rockwall Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
Published on July 12, 2017
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