James Kenneth “J.K.” Sumner, 94, died at his home on December 1, 2018.
Born February 13, 1924 in Bat Cave, NC. He was the son of the late Ruth Duvall and Grady Raymond Sumner, Sr.
He proudly served his country during WWII as a bomber pilot having flown 65 missions in the European Theatre.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee and the University of South Carolina, he was retired from teaching at the Woodland Park School at the former MBAFB.
He was predeceased by his love, Irene, after 61 years of marriage. He is survived by his daughter, Lucyanne and his four legged child, Emma. He is also survived by ten nieces and nephews who knew him as “Uncle Bud.”
A family memorial service will be held in the spring in Bat Cave, NC which to him was the center of the universe.
Memorials may be made to the Bat Cave Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 11, Bat Cave, NC 28710 or the Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.