John Harvey Sumner
John Harvey Sumner
  • October 26, 1931 - July 11, 2017
  • Captain Cook, North Carolina

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John Harvey Sumner, 85, passed away on July 11, 2017 at his daughter's residence in Hawaii.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:00 am at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home, 1900 Vanstory St., Greensboro, NC 27403. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park on Hwy. 29 North in Greensboro. The family will receive friends on Monday evening July 24, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
John was born on October 26, 1931 in Grayson County, Virginia to the late Isaac Sumner and Mattie Lee Hutchens Sumner. He was a very active member of his church, which he physically helped build, Church of God of Prophecy, where he served as a Deacon, and participated in various aspects of the church's music programs. The church has since moved to a new location and is called Bridge of Hope. John served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Burlington Industries after over 20 years of employment as a Research Technician. John was a talented song writer and musician and for years performed with the musical group called Note Worthy. He enjoyed entertaining people and took pleasure in performing for folks in numerous nursing home facilities. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Thompson Sumner and his brother, Harry Lee Sumner.
Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Johnsie K. Sumner of Captain Cook, Hawaii.
Memorial contributions may be made to any Hospice facility of one's choice.
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