Carroll Julain “Chuck” Sumner, 79, of 600 Clayton Ave., Roxboro, with his beloved wife by his side went home to be with the Lord Saturday morning, March 21, 2020.
Mr. Sumner was born July 27, 1940 in Hahira, Ga., son of the late Willie Herman and Elizabeth Griffin Sumner and was husband of nearly 60 years to Melinda Long Sumner who survives. He was retired as a self-employed millwright and, along with his wife, owned and operated The Flea Market Shoppe on Main Street from 1981 – 2006, was a member of Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. Chuck enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to auctions, and playing checkers.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, William “Tommy” Sumner, (Cindy) and Jonathan “Andy” Sumner, (Jackie) all of Roxboro, brother, Robert Sumner, (Rosalyn) of Lake Park, Ga., two sisters, Margaret Blansfield of Bear, Del., Beth McClellan, (Randall) of Valdosta, Ga., four grandchildren, Will Sumner, (Kaitlyn), Ashley Dunevant, (Jeremy), Sara Sumner, Drew Sumner all of Roxboro; five great grandchildren, Jaden Sumner, Gracie Dunevant, Aubrey Dunevant, Mistie Dunevant and Marea Dunevant, and honorary son, Mark Jackson, (Allison) of Birmingham, Ala.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sumner is preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Sumner and Roy Sumner.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 23, at Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Jonathan Shattuck and David Stevens officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jeremy Dunevant, Tommy Eggleston, Jamie Harris, Chris Long, Drew Sumner, and Will Sumner.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church General Fund c/o Cheryl Tingen, P.O. Box 1375, Roxboro, NC 27573.
Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at stricklandandjonesfs.com.