W5IEA - March 6, 2010

Orthel C. 'Tex' Sumner
Amarillo, TX
QCWA # 13567

W5IEA - Orthel C. 'Tex' Sumner O.C. "Tex" Sumner, 90, of Amarillo, died Saturday, March 6, 2010.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in The Church at Quail Creek with the Rev. Stan Coffey and Dale Moreland officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Sumner was born Jan. 24, 1920, in Perrin to Ruby and William T. Sumner. He graduated from Tulia High School. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II in the 45th Infantry Division. He had been the branch chief at the Bureau of Mines Helium Activity. Mr. Sumner was an amateur radio operator (W5IEA). He was a founding member of San Jacinto Baptist Church/The Church at Quail Creek.

W5IEA - Orthel C. 'Tex' Sumner Mr. Sumner was an outgoing, caring Christian man. He never met a stranger, and people gravitated toward him.

Mr. Sumner was preceded in death by his wife Margaret and daughter Lynda Sumner Kellum.

He is survived by two sons, Dwight Sumner and wife Karen of Plano and Rick Sumner and wife Ketzi of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Kimberly Moore, Kristen Knight, Amy Sumner and Emily Blaut; and seven great-grandchildren, Karley, Meredith, Alex, Kellen, Clara, Noah and Gabe. The family suggests memorials be to The Church at Quail Creek, 801 Tascosa Road, Amarillo, TX 79124.
Amarillo Globe-News, March 8, 2010.

I just received news from a dear friend in the High Plains Chapter # 141, Jim Musgrove, K5BZH, that we have lost another QCWA Member, O. C. "Tex" Sumner, W5IEA. Tex was a long time QCWA Member.

TNX in advance for making the appropriate entries onto both the QCWA Website and in the QCWA Journal

Val Erwin a.k.a. W5PUT

W5IEA - Orthel C. 'Tex' Sumner