OBITUARY

Scott M Sumner

July 9, 1963August 18, 2021

Scott Morgan Sumner, 58 passed away after a brief illness. He was born in Bronxville, NY to John Howard Sumner and Mary Alice Lorick Sumner and was a longtime resident of Columbia, SC. "Scotte" as many people referred to him was married to his love, Lisa and they have two beautiful sons, Jack and Dean who were the light of Scotte's life.

Scotte was one of a kind, a true entertainer to everyone he came in contact. He instantly connected with all people and was known for his genuine kindness and unparalleled sense of humor, definitely the life of every party. Scotte had a voracious love of music and could name an artist, a song and most of the lyrics at the drop of a hat. He especially liked New Wave and Punk and was often sporting one of his favorite t-shirts with the Ramones proudly displayed!

Scotte and Lisa enjoyed the simple things in life but especially enjoyed raising their children together, often laughing every day at their rambunctious brotherly ways. Scotte had a passion for his children and loved coaching them in their respective sports and was so proud and often said, "We are so lucky to have been gifted with two sons!"

After the loss of his Mother this year Scotte became very close to his sister, Corey talking and visiting her frequently to sit in a beautiful memorial garden Corey and her husband Bernie created in memory of their dear Mother.

Scotte will be missed by so many people who loved him deeply and there will be a void in our lives and our hearts at his passing. We draw comfort in knowing Scotte is with his Father, Mother and Sister and is at peace.

Scotte is preceded in death by his parents John and Mary Alice Sumner and his sister Sandra McElveen. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Lisa; son, John Sterling "Jack"; son, Dean "Dino"; his sister Corey (Bernie); his nephews, Patrick and Ian and his niece Cassidy (Gage) and their beautiful son Everett, who Scotte adored, along with his dear Aunts Betty Joe and Susan and many cousins and loved ones.

The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. September 24th, 2021 at Shandon United Methodist Church with a reception immediately following.

Services

24 September

Celebration of Life Service

2:00 pm

Shandon United Methodist Church

3407 Devine St
Columbia, South Carolina 29205

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Holly (Pozsik) Barber

September 18, 2021

To all of Scotty’s family I am so very very sorry for your loss of an amazing husband , , brother, uncle and cousin and for those of us who mourn him in the loss of such a wonderful person and friend . Scotty and I were good friends in high school as were Corey and I. Even though I had not seen him in many years I can still remember his infectious laugh and his ability to crack a joke at the drop of a hat! He was such a dear person and is simply irreplaceable.
My deepest condolences,
Holly Barber

Walt Brooks

September 17, 2021

I was just the guitar player in the band that Scotte and I starated. He, however, was the Rockstar!

Walt Brooks

September 17, 2021

Kim Brown

September 15, 2021

Lisa,
I am so sorry for your loss. You and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers.
Please know that I am here for you.
God Bless You and Your Family.
A work colleague. and
Your Friend,
Kim
Kim Brown , VA

Bill uv Thorpe

September 10, 2021

I also met Scottie first
Working at Rockafella's and at Willie's. He Was a joy to know and a superb bar tender He will be missed by many,many.

Mike Finch Jr MD

September 10, 2021

Dear Sumner family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Scottie. It was a pleasure getting to know him as you two raised your sons and I had the pleasure to take care of them as patients. Scottie could even light up the exam room when he came in with the boys. I know he was also a dear friend of my Brother-in-law Greg Clark. Wishing you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.
God Bless,

Mike Finch Jr MD
Sandhills Pediatrics

John McCabe

September 9, 2021

Loved Scottie!
My band followed The Trim Tabs in Five Points at Saint Patrick’s Day in ‘95!

Cheryl Kasprzyk

August 30, 2021

I met Scott, my cousin, at his Dad’s funeral. I was 15 and it was only a few months after my own dad’s funeral so it was hard.
Scott’s sister Sandra was my age and we spent time together. Scott’s mom MaryAlice was was my mom’s closest cousin and friend and my whole life was filled with their growing up stories. I remember when Sandra and Scott and Corey stayed at our house one weekend. Sandra and I had some girl trips together and I was there when her son was born. And MaryAlice gave me my wedding shower.
I didn’t see any of them much as adults until Sandra died. I grieved her death.
Then MaryAlice died. I am so thankful that I was able to see the family at her service and got to talk with Scott and meet his family. He and my husband had dealings together over the years and we spoke for a long time about family and life and world happenings.
I lost my dad when I was 15. Scott I think was even younger when his dad died. I am so sorry for Scott’s boys and his wife. It’s a long tough road from here. But I’m sure there are many wonderful memories to get them through.
I will pray for strength for all. I picture Scott smiling in heaven, mom and dad on either side and Sandra looking on as well, no more pain, rejoicing in the presence of our precious savior, Jesus.

Joyce Sargunaraj

August 29, 2021

Scottie was one of those people that brightened up any room that he entered. He had a way of making people feel happy, special and important. When you had a conversation with Scottie, you could tell that he was listening to every word. He had a great laugh and an infectious smile. I know that he loved Lisa so much. You could see it in his eyes when he looked at her, always. Well, except for the times that he was giving her the eye roll. Although I’ve known Scottie for many years, I didn’t have the privilege of seeing him in action as a Dad. I can only imagine how awesome he was with Jack and Dean. I’m thinking that he was probably stern in many ways and taught them how to be good humans, how to be good men. At the same time, I can imagine him melting with love for his boys and finding it difficult to discipline them (not that they would need it), right guys?

I know that your lives will not be the same without him and that you will miss him every day. Hold on to all of the good memories that you have of him. Hold one another tightly and stay close and I know that you all will see one another through the difficult days, weeks and months ahead.

With all my love,
Joyce

Melissa Brown-Hoster

August 28, 2021

Lisa, Jack and Dean,

I’m so sorry for your loss. Our family is Praying for you and the boys. I’m here if you need anything please reach out. Love and hugs to you and the boys.

Much Love,
Your cousin, Melissa