Walker T. Sumner
Walker T. Sumner, 77 of Forsyth , Missouri, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at his residence. A military graveside service will be held at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri at a later date to be announced.
Walker Toliver Sumner Jr. first son of three, was born on Tuesday, October 19, 1943 in Kansas City, Kansas to Walker T. Sumner Sr. and Helen Louise Alexander. Walker was a Navy man and proudly served his Country on the U.S.S. Princeton LPH5 as a E6 Radio Operator and served two tours in Vietnam. He spent forty-five years as a Journeyman Sprinkler Fitter and received his Certificate of Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University.
Walker was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, golf and training his beloved German Short Haired Pointers which reside in many states. He did not know a stranger and was a "Pay it forward" sort of guy long before it was stylish. Walker was known to give the shirt off his back to anyone of need. He and his sense of humor will be missed by many and will be welcomed home by his Lord and lots of family and friends.
His benevolent works involed, being a Moolah Shriner and also playing trombone in the Moolah Band in St. Louis, Aleppo Grotto, Monarch,Columbia, MO, Blue Lodge Worshipful Master "Sublime Degree" in Forsyth, MO, 32nd degree Scottish Rite, Eastern Star Worthy Patron, V.F.W. Commander and District V.P., Elks Exhaulted Ruler, Rescue Diver, Civil Air Patrol, pilot for Blood Transfusions Emergency Delivery. He was also a member of the World Famous Montgomery City Town Band, Freedom Train 1976 in Jefferson City, MO and played at the Governor's Mansion for Kit Bond.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Sumner of Forsyth, MO; children, Lisa Mashelle and husband, Rick, Scott Walker III , Forrest Woodford (Woody) Sumner and wife, Meagan; adopted daughter, Brook Agge; brother, Frederic Alexander Sumner; brother in-law, Greg Powers and mother in-law, Darlene Powers; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and many friends.
By request of the family, memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association (small cell carcinoma reserch) www. action.lung.org.
Cremation is under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, Forsyth, Mo.