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Ray Sumner

Obituary for Ray Sumner

October 17, 1975 - August 22, 2019
Hawesville, Kentucky | Age 43


Ray Sumner, 43, of Hawesville, passed away August 22, 2019. He was born October 17, 1975, in Owensboro, to Clifton R. Sumner and Bonnie Jones Smith. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and doing anything outdoors. He was passionate about the NWTF, whose mission is to conserve the population of wildlife. Ray loved music, and he loved his kids. He will be remembered for never meeting a stranger and doing anything for anyone who needed it.

Ray was preceded in death by his father, Clifton Ray Sumner I; and his grandparents.

He is survived by his wife, Christy Merritt Sumner; children, Jordan and Blake Sumner and Lawson and Jenna Stewart; mother, Bonnie (Jim) Smith; step-mother, Karen Sumner; siblings, Jamey (Rhonda) Sumner, Danny (Jenny) Crabtree, and Candida Drury; step-siblings, Nathan and Caleb Smith, Nicole Hinton, Brandi Fetcher, and Renae Thompson; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mike and Geri Merritt; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The funeral service will be 12pm Monday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be 2pm until 6pm Sunday, and 10am until 12pm Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the National Wild Turkey Federation care of Western Kentucky Ridge Runners, 3041 Curdsville Delaware Road, Owensboro, KY 42301.

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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