Cecil Dow Sumner, Jr. age 75 passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Cecil was born November 24, 1944 in Austin, Texas to Cecil Dow Sumner, Sr. and Minnie Alberta (King) Sumner.
Cecil was a friend to everyone. He would talk to anyone he crossed paths with; he never met a stranger. Cecil even once jumped into the arena to be a rodeo clown at a rodeo at LBJ Ranch. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and going to the lake with his kinfolk. He enjoyed horses and you could always find him at a horse or tool auction. He worked hard as a carpenter, welder, and truckdriver throughout his life. Cecil was a Beloved Son, Dad, and Papa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Garret Sumner.
Cecil is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Bloch and her husband, Brian; son, William “Ed” Sumner and his wife, Angela; step-children: Rodney, Randal, Connie, and Kim; grandchildren: R.J., Brittany, Mitchell, Amanda, Briana, Zechariah, Daniel, Elizabeth, Stephan, Benjamin, Bailey, and Emily. He is also survived by great grandchildren: William, Jacob, and Rosalyn, as well as a host of other family members and friends.
“A special thank you to Jerry Doyle and Gus Bali for always being there for dad.”
A celebration of Cecil’s life will be held 10:30am Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Type Church in Type, Texas.
“The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.” Exodus 15:2
Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.