Tex C. Sumner

ROYALSTON —Tex C. Sumner, 89, of Royalston, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Athol Hospital. He was born in Bristol, Vt., on Aug. 4, 1928, the son of the late Berley and Anna (Hallock) Sumner.

Tex was raised and educated in Vermont before relocating to Massachusetts in 1961. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed for 12 years as a cabinet maker for Filtrine Manufacturing Company. Tex enjoyed spending time on his farm, where he sold vegetables, took care of the horses and made maple syrup. He was a member of the Concord American Legion, Post 200.

He is predeceased by three brothers, Stuart, Stanley and Tracy Sumner, and four sisters, Betty Cyr, Beatrice Downer, Barbara Manning and Marjorie Sumner.

He is survived by five sons, Joseph Sumner of Royalston, Christopher Sumner of Massachusetts, Daniel Sumner and his wife Marge of Orange, Charles Sumner of New York, and Robert Sumner and his wife Carol of Massachusetts; a daughter, Susie Gray and her husband Martin of Gardner; two brothers, Sonny and Phillip Sumner both of Vermont; and a sister, Catherine Sibley of Vermont; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren

An hour of visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro St., Keene, N.H. A funeral service will take place in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Monadnock View Cemetery in Keene.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to USO World Headquarters, 2111 Wilson Blvd., #1200, Arlington, VA 22201. Condolences may be offered at www.fletcherfuneralhome.com. 

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