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.


Thank you for sharing it now. I hurt because I know you are hurting and want to help. Love Mom

Posted by Mom on Friday, 06 April 2007, 22:14:43 EDT.

I am sorry for your losses. The loss of a parent is something that I cannot imagine having to go though.

Posted by Mr Frosti on Saturday, 07 April 2007, 15:20:25 EDT.

Deeply sorry for yours and your family's loss, James. I can't imagine what's that like. Please call Michelle and I if you need anything at all.

Posted by Jonathan G. on Monday, 09 April 2007, 9:52:36 EDT.

James my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, I hope you all make it through and remember him for the great man he was.

Posted by Mohsin Atiq on Monday, 09 April 2007, 23:26:32 EDT.

Words fail me. I am here if you need me.

Posted by Wolven on Tuesday, 10 April 2007, 12:11:53 EDT.

James, I pray that you and your family are doing as well as possible during this time of loss. If I can do anything for you let me know.

Posted by Dread on Tuesday, 10 April 2007, 12:22:41 EDT.

I am sorry for your loss. There aren't words that will comfort you right now, but I hope that the wounds heal as quickly and as completely as is possible.

Posted by monkey on Tuesday, 10 April 2007, 13:26:18 EDT.