Thursday, 05 April 2007, 21:04:03 EDT
Wilburn Bradshaw Sumners Sr., 64, of Pullman, died Friday, March 30, 2007, at his home.
He was born Feb. 21, 1943, in Leachville, Ark., to Julius and Drucilla (Thomas) Sumners. Wilburn worked in construction, specializing in roofing. He was also a blueberry farmer.
He is preceded in death, along with his parents, by a brother, Wayne Sumners.
He is survived by three sons — Wilburn Sumners Jr. of Livingston, Mont., Steven (Angie) Sumners of Hartford and James Sumners of Fairburn, Ga.; one granddaughter Faith Sumners; three sisters — Sue Harn of Grand Junction, Mich., Carolyn Sumners of Pullman and Diane Bury of Pullman; one brother, James Sumners of South Haven; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no words to describe how I have been feeling the past week. It's the worst thing I have ever had to endure. There are so many things yet to come that I would want to share with him, but I won't be able to.
I can remember when I was five or six, my father's father died. After the funeral, my father was sitting at a picnic table in my grandparent's yard. He was crying. I asked him why he was crying and he said "Because my dad died." I understand now; I wish I didn't, but I do. I wish I could have shared this memory at the service, but I couldn't make myself stand.