Sumler, Richard Michael

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Richard Michael Sumler, 61 of Radford, went to his heavenly home on April 10, 2023. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald R. Sumler; mother, Lucille M. Sumler; and brother, Steven W. Sumler.

Richard is survived by his cherished wife, Loretta M. Sumler; second mama, Louise Sumler; children, Chasity D. Sumler, Michael W. Sumler (Michelle); stepchildren, Desiree E. Hatcher (Isaac), Travis R. Hatcher (Kali), Randy Dickerson (Marilyn); grandchildren, Johnathan, Tylor, Bella, Bowan, Kellie, Katherine, Junior, Kendall, Paislyn; and siblings, Teresa Mills (Larry), Bobby Sumler (Phyllis). Other family left behind to cherish his memory are a very special niece, Breanna B. Huffman, whom he called his angel and whom he loved dearly; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elena M. Huffman, Robert W. Huffman; special friends, Jake, Matt, Blue, Ricky, Carl, Dakota, Rodney, Wanda, Junior, Jack, Lauren, and Chris; special family, Brian Sale, Tommy Harmon; as well as many special nieces and nephews.

University BP was his home away from home – he loved each of his work friends. Jake Whitt was one of Richard’s dear friends/son whom he loved dearly. Richard also loved his Dallas Cowboys, fishing, driving the wrecker/rollback, and music.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 12-1 p.m. at Open Door Baptist Church. Funeral Services will begin at 1 p.m. in the Church, with Pastor Mike Johnston and Pastor Vernon Dalton officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg.

The family would like to thank Mountain Valley Hospice and Shelby Dixon for their care of Richard.