A. W. (Buck) Sumners passed away from Myeloid Leukemia, May 20. at Beacon Hospice care center in Longview. Buck was 87; Born in Friendship, Tenn. Buck loved his country, freedom and was a patriot to the end. Buck had been a resident of Pittsburg since 1989.
Buck was survived by a daughter, Shirley, and two sons, Jim and Bill. Buck had a love for his horses, his farm, his family, friends, playing pool, visiting with his buddies, and his dog, Blue.
Many thanks for Dad’s best friend Merle, who took care of him, was a great companion and was there to the end. Also many thanks to Brady. Dad always called him “his little buddy.” Buck made his career as a livestock buyer, first working for Swift and Co. in St Louis, Mo., then starting a cattle order buying company in north Texas with his son, Jim. Buck will be laid to rest in Hall Town, Mo., at a family service.