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Richard "Rick" Sumner – January 26, 2018

Richard “Rick” Sumner, 65, of Amarillo passed away January 26, 2018.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
He was preceded in death by his parents O.C. and Margaret Sumner; and a sister, Lynda Kellum.
Born November 10, 1952, Rick was a lifelong Amarillo resident graduating from Tascosa High school and West Texas State University.  He remained an avid fan and supporter of both schools throughout life and also enjoyed cheering for his favorite NBA team. Go Buffs! Go Spurs!
Rick had a successful professional career working in the Finance/Cash Management department at S.P.S/Xcel before launching several businesses of his own including Real Estate, LRS Video Production, and Sumner Insurance agency and also held membership in their corresponding professional associations.
Early in life Rick was active in the community including coaching basketball for the men’s league at San Jacinto United Methodist and his daughter’s childhood teams. He also served on the Finance Committee of San Jacinto United Methodist Church, and was a board member for Access Community Credit Union.
Rick is survived by his wife Ketzi Sumner, brother Dwight Sumner and wife Karen and daughter Emily Blaut and husband Brandon who brought joy into his life with four grandsons Noah, Gabe, Eli and Brody. His family tree also includes many beloved nieces and cousins.
Memorials may be sent to WTAMU Foundation, WTAMU Box 60766 Canyon, TX 79016.
Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.


  • Dee Perry Posted January 30, 2018 11:57 am

    Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time, and keeping you all in my prayers.

  • Linda Ogden Posted January 30, 2018 1:13 pm

    It was a pleasure knowing Rick and working with him. He had a great personality and made an entertaining work environment. My prayers are with the family and loved ones. He will be missed.

  • Lisa Wilson Posted January 31, 2018 5:59 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I was unable to attend the service, but I wanted you to know my heart breaks for you and your family. I pray God’s peace & comfort for you all.
    In Christ,

  • Valerie McCarthey-Smith Posted February 2, 2018 4:03 am

    My sincere condolences to all of Rick’s family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come.

  • Joe D. Williams, O.D. Posted February 5, 2018 5:21 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Honored to have a small part in his life. Thank you for your kind words. May the Lord be with you all.

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