|William Blake Sumner|
|March 31st, 1942 - January 3rd, 2017|
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William Blake Sumner, 74, of Floyd, and formally of Grayson Co. passed away Tuesday January 3, 2017. Bill was the publisher, editor, and owner of the Floyd Press for 30 years. He was honored as the Who’s Who Most Outstanding Young Man in America. Charter board member of Blue Ridge Bank, now known as Carter Bank & Trust. He is preceded in death by his parents one brother and three sisters. Survived by his wife of 55 years Dorothy Sumner; daughter & son-in-law: Frosty & Layne Poff; three grandchildren and spouses: Shayne & Ashley Poff, Blake & Kelly Poff, Jenna & Jordon Collins, five great grandchildren; Jonathan, Lucas, James and Harlow Poff, Brooke Collins; Two sisters and one brother-in-law: Wanda & Allen Goodson, Gloria Jean Bonham; Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral Services will be held Friday January 6, 2017 at Gardner Funeral Home at 3PM with Pastor Steve Johnson officiating. Masonic Rites by Floyd Masonic Lodge #329 AF&AM. Interment will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday from 1-3PM at Gardner Funeral Home. Flowers will be appreciated or a donation may be made to the American Heart Association.
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