Bonny Sumer

Bonny Sumner

1939 – 2017


Services for Bonny Louis Sumner, 78, of Canton were held Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Bro. Mike Newby officiating.

Entombment was at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton. He passed away on Dec. 3, 2017, in Canton.

He was born on Sept. 24, 1939, in Canton, to Laymon Sumner and Juanita Montgomery Sumner.

He was a Mason. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, the outdoors, and animals. One of his greatest joys was attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

He worked in many different countries in various management capacities. He was especially proud of setting up the metal trades program at Trinity Valley Community College, (formerly Henderson County Junior College,) and the restructuring of Saudi ARAMCO’s metal trades program.

After his return to Canton, he owned and operated various business interests, as well as his farm.

He is preceded in death by his father, Laymon Sumner, and his mother and step-father, Juanita and Thelbert Tant.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Jeanette (Whitaker) Sumner, of Canton; son, Rodney Sumner and wife, Yvonne, of Katy; son, Reagan Sumner and wife, Dawn, of Canton; grandchildren, Tiffany (Sumner) Boggan and husband Brandon, Ryan Sumner and wife Maxine, Randon Sumner and wife Brittany and Reece Sumner; great grandchildren, Gordon Boggan, Garin Boggan, Clara Boggan, and Ransom Sumner.