Charles Herbert “Chuck” Sumner III, 55

by | April 3, 2017 11:15 am

   Funeral services for Charles Herbert “Chuck” Sumner III, 55, of Statesboro will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Soperton United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with Reverend John Drake, Sheriff Tommy Corbin, and Coach Keith Wasson officiating. Burial will take place at Westview Cemetery. He died Saturday, April 1, 2017.

   Mr. Charles Herbert “Chuck” Sumner III was born in Soperton. He was a 1980 graduate of Treutlen High School and a 1984 graduate of the University of Georgia. After a successful sales career in agricultural economics, he found his true calling in coaching and teaching. Sumner began his career in education in 1989 at David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore and spent the next 27 years as a teacher and coach in the GISA. His last nine years were spent at Pinewood Christian Academy in Belleville.  Sumner was a member of Soperton United Methodist Church, and he was preceded in death by his father, Charles Herbert Sumner Jr.

   Survivors include his mother, Shirley Jones Sumner of Soperton; two sisters, Beth (Don) Huskins of Eatonton and Patti (Scott) Heaton of Soperton; aunt and uncle, Mary Alice and Jim Harley of Soperton; and several cousins.

   Pallbearers are Garrett Blaxton, Mark Bowers, Tommy Corbin, Todd Frizzelle, Barron Gillis, Mitch Johnson, John Koon, and Keith Wasson. Honorary escorts are Pinewood Christian Academy’s coaching staff, golf team, and football team.

   Sammons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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