Submitted by News Staff on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:08am
Funeral services for Neal Almer Sumler, 86, of Silsbee were at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Antioch Cemetery in Buna. Visitation was at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Sumler was born September 18, 1927 to William and Mary Frances Smith Sumler. He passed away April 8, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Neal retired from KCS Railroad in 1998, with 36 years of service and proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII. He enjoyed attending the Methodist Church in Buna, visiting with relatives and friends, and traveling. Mr. Sumler is preceded in death by his parents, son John Neal Sumler, grandson Travis Kade Carver and daughter Karen Sue Bailey. Brothers Albert, Lloyd, Jack, Leroy, Alton and Glenn and sisters, JewelWhitley, Emily Bartlett, Effie Cline, and Merle Farris also preceded himin death. Neal is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Martha Wegener Sumler of Silsbee; daughter Pamela Ann Beassie and husband Michael; step-daughter Debra Kay Nettle; step-son Rodney Schamerhorn and wife Tammy; granddaughters Kandi Lynn Wilson and Dani Jeaux Carver; great grandchildren Emily Behan and Jared Wilson and many loving nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
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