James M. Sumner Sr.

August 3, 1938October 28, 2018

SUMNER, James Michael Sr., 80 passed away peacefully Sunday, October 28, 2018 with his family at his side. James leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 58 years Linda (nee Steinhilber) Sumner, son and daughter-in-law James Michael Jr. and Donna Sumner of FL, daughter and son-in-law Cindy and John Williams of Tipp City, two grandsons, Patrick Hughes Sumner, Daniel Hawn (Elizabeth) Williams, two great grandchildren Chloe and Jordan Williams, daughter-in-law Tasha Williams. Also surving are brother and sister-in-law Richard Earl and Ruth Sumner, brother-in-law Steve (Sue) Steinhilber, two nephews Steve (Crystal) Steinhilber, Scott (Shannon) Steinhilber, three nieces Taylor, Riley and Bella; aunt, Eve Sumner and many other family and friends. James was preceded in death by a grandson Michael Williams in May 2018, his parents Charles Richard and Virginia (nee Puckett) Sumner, his father and mother-in-law Wesley and Louise Steinhilber, numerous aunts and uncles. He was a 1957 graduate of Stivers High School, received his BS from the University of Dayton and is MS in Education from Wright State University. He was Supervisor at MCJVS, and was Advisor of V.I.C.A. retiring in 1997. He was also Advisor for Vocational Education at Wright State University. James was a Life member of Alpha Lodge F & AM 729 and Life member of Bethel Lodge 358 where he was Worshipful Master in 2005, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, member of Ahmed Shriners, MI and Egypt Shriners, FL. He was active and a member of numerous other Masonic Organizations, was an avid woodworker, reader and loved history. He and Linda enjoyed the summers in the U.P. of Michigan and the winters in Florida. Private services will be held at the convenience of James’ family. Contributions in memory of James may be made to: Arrangements entrusted to TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME ENGLEWOOD CHAPEL.


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Deborah Retman

November 9, 2018


Dave Quick and I were just talking about you. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost Mick on 9/14 of this year. I know how difficult it is to lose your love and best friend. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you.


Barb & Jim Turner

November 2, 2018

Linda, we are so sorry to read about Jim's passing in Atonement announcements a few minutes ago. We knew he wasn't good, but didn't expect this. Kept wondering when you'd be back. Jim will be missed. Special man. Will remember Sunday lunch at Hickory River. Prayers for you & your family.

Nancy Bernheisel

November 1, 2018

Dearest Linda and family Many memories of your beloved Jim. Know that I am thinking of you and sending Love and prayers. I know what you will go through and it's not easy, but God will be with you and give you strength. Missing my Gary so much. Can't believe it will be 3 years Dec. 17.