Marcus Neil Sumners

Born in Coldwater, TN on May 4, 1929

Departed on March 27, 2021 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mr. Marcus Neil Sumners age 91, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Mr. Sumners was born in Coldwater, TN, on May 4, 1929, the son of the late Leon Sumners and Clara Mae Cole Sumners. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War where he was awarded the purple heart. Mr. Sumners was a member of Hendersonville First United Methodist Church. He worked many years in the grocery store business as a manager. Mr. Sumners retired as an account executive of a food wholesaler. He enjoyed gardening, yard working, painting, and building things. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sumners was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Sumners and two brothers, Wilburn and James Cole Sumners.

Survivors include his four sons, Ralph Sumners, Barry Sumners (Carol), Billy Sumners (Donna), and Terry Sumners (Sharon); niece, Ginger Day (Jason); ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 11:00 A.M., Hendersonville Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens with military honors.

Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the funeral hour at Hendersonville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice.

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6 Comments to Marcus Neil Sumners

  1. Bonnie Sumners Reavis
    March 29, 2021 3:39 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear this news about Mark! He was one of the sweetest uncles that I had. He was always so soft spoken. Even when I was bleeding in his brand new car. Anyone remember that? I pray you all have peace during this time. I am so sorry circumstances will not allow me to be there. But I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Ralph
      March 29, 2021 7:25 pm

      That’s so sweet Bonnie. I’m glad you survived! And he was probably getting used to it because I ran through a glass storm door at our south Nashville home whilst your family was visiting. You weren’t born yet but we were supposed to go see boats race in Hendersonville but my trip to the hospital canceled that and I don’t think Mike ever got over it!

  2. Jim Edd and Linda Keith
    March 29, 2021 7:35 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Mark s passing… He was such a gentle and kind man… Very respected by our family… Our thoughts and prayers are with your family .

  3. Sandy Stimola
    March 30, 2021 4:03 pm

    Uncle Marc was truly a special guy – wonderful and kind. I have so many fond memories of him (and Aunt Rachel) during countless summer visits. Wishing all of the Sumners’ sons, Ginger, and your families peace and love. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Cindy Chambers
    March 31, 2021 9:00 am

    Uncle Marc will be greatly missed. I remember the fun times as children we would all have with family gatherings. Wishing y’all comfort and peace over losing such a precious soul. He is now living in the light of Jesus.

  5. Robin Patterson
    March 31, 2021 1:39 pm

    A gentle man who was a sweet spirit! Sorry for your loss.

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