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Alan Curtis Sumner, 74 of Atlanta Georgia passed away on the 7th of March 2023 from a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Alan was born on 15 February 1949 and raised by his father George R. Sumner and his mother Nellie E. Tompkins.
He grew up in Dekalb County, GA where he attended and graduated from Southwest Dekalb HS in 1967. Alan went on to attend and graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1971. Alan spent some time as an educator in Jefferson, GA., and then went on to serve a lifelong career as a chemist in a myriad of companies producing industrial chemicals.
Alan was an avid fisherman, he loved watching the Dawgs hunker down one more time on Saturday’s, he loved his scotch and never wasted a drop, and most of all he loved his family. Alan was a loving child, father, and grandfather. He was loved by those around him and the positive influences he made on others have created impacts that extend well beyond his reach. He will always be remembered, loved, and missed.
Alan is survived by his four sons: Steve G. Sumner, Jeffrey A. Sumner, Kevin R. Sumner, and Michael A. Sumner, his five granddaughters; Kirsten Sumner, Chloe Sumner, Katy Sumner, Charlotte Sumner, and Emma Sumner, and his sister Susan Sumner Wilson.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 12 from 1 – 3 PM in the chapel at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.
Georgia Cremation in Duluth is assisting the family with arrangements.
SUSAN SUMNER WILSON says
It has been a good life Bro. Alot of memories left behind. Catch some big ones with Poppy – I’m sure he’s figured out the honey holes in heaven by now. We’ll be looking after stuff down here. Go Dawgs and God Bless!
Sheila Turner says
Some of my best memories involve Alan and his family. We have had some great times – Georgia football, Rolling Stones concerts, and have been friends for over 40 years. He will be missed by our old “tailgate” family. Rest in peace, my friend – Cheese Toes will never forget you!
Marshall Tompkins says
I have fond memories from summer vacations traveling to Atlanta and seeing my aunt’s, uncle’s, grandmother and especially cousins that Alen falls under. You shall be truly missed as our circle shrinks smaller. Much love extends to your family. Give big hugs from me to aunt Nellie and uncle Ray on your arrival. God speed.❤
Alisha Sumner says
Alan was a great man ,father ,and friend. You will be missed by many. I’m so glad that I had the opportunity of knowing you and your family . Rest in peace Alan .