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Spencer Jerry Sumrow

Spencer Jerry Sumrow, 70, of Greenville, died the morning of June 6, 2007, at his residence.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Coker-Mathews-Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brian Bosworth and the Rev. Louise Banner Welch officiating. Burial will follow in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, June 8, 2007, at the funeral home.

Son of Spencer Severe Sumrow and Pearl Skeeters Sumrow of Celeste, he was born on June 14, 1936, in Merit. He was a 1954 Celeste High School graduate. On January 20, 1983, he was married to Margie Robinson in Merit. Mr. Sumrow was an engineer at Dallas Power, retiring after thirty-seven years, and was an environmental specialist for Texas ECO. He was a member of Westview United Methodist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife of Greenville; sons and daughters-in-law, Spencer T. Sumrow and Joyce Sumrow, Timothy W. Sumrow and Beth Sumrow, and Alex Tyson Sumrow, all of Greenville; a brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy Sumrow and Pam Sumrow of Celeste; grandchildren, Julie Sumrow Gatlin and husband Brian Gatlin of Mount Vernon, Jessica Sumrow and Jeremy Sumrow of Greenville, and C. K. Sumrow of Dallas; two nieces, Donja Sumrow Ivy of Carrollton and Molly Sumrow Dowlatshahi and husband Samee Dowlatshahi of Rockwall; and nephews, Paul Sumrow and wife Allison Sumrow of Parker and Greg Sumrow and wife Beverly Sumrow of Forney.

His parents and a brother, Jack Sumrow, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Myers, Mark Stucks, John Wilson, Jerry Morrison, Joe Mintor, and Neal Parrott.

(June 8, 2007, The Greenville Herald Banner)

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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