Neal Sumler

August 17, 1958 - July 25, 2019

Neal Sumler

Neal Sumler, 60, of Beaumont, died Thursday, July 25, 2019. He was born on August 17, 1958, in Houston, to Mary Catherine Perkins Sumler and Alton Edward Sumler. 

Neal enjoyed gardening, watching weather reports, Hallmark and Disney channels. He was employed at Burger King until his health difficulties made him not able to continue any longer. 

Survivors include his brothers, Father Paul Sumler, of Vidor and Mark Sumler and his wife, Lu, of Houston; sisters, Marian Sumler Nunley and her husband, Ron, of Plantersville and Susan Marie Sumler of Houston; aunt, Martha Sumler of Silsbee; nephew, Erik Nunley of Plantersville; niece, Christine Nunley and her husband, Jason Marshall, of Montgomery; and numerous cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Father Kevin Sumler.

Memorial Contributions for Mr. Sumler may be made to Spindletop Center, 655 South 8th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

A Rosary for Mr. Sumler will be recited at 6:00 p.m., with a gathering of family and friends to follow, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1600 North Main Street, Vidor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, with a luncheon to follow in the parish hall. His interment will follow at 3:30 p.m., at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Avenue, Houston. 

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
1600 North Main Vidor, TX 77662
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
6:00 p.m. with a Gathering of Family and Friends to follow
Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
1600 North Main Vidor, TX 77662
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery
6900 Lawndale Avenue, Houston, Texas 77023
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
3:30 p.m.

Comments (3)

  • Ramon Ordonez

    31 July 2019 at 00:34 | #

    Father Paul and family, I am truly sorry to hear about Neil’s passing. Neil was my friend and my neighbor. A kind soul, always willing to lend a helping hand and make you smile. I take comfort in knowing I got to visit with him before he went into the hospital and talked to him shortly after he was transferred to Houston. May he rest in peace.


  • Missy Foster Sherman

    27 July 2019 at 05:16 | #

    Neal was a patient of ours at Dr. Robert L Smith. He was a kind and loving man. He always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger. He will be missed by many, and we at Dr. Smith’s office offer our condolences. He will be greatly missed.


  • Angella Woods

    26 July 2019 at 23:28 | #

    OMG!!! I just was informed of my Nealy wheely transition. I'm speechless, but, most of all heartbroken. I was one of the staff who worked in the group home in Beaumont where he resided. Neal and I shared a great relationship, he always, always looked out for me. Helping when he could around the house, meal planning, always kept me laughing. Even when I had some rough days he would make it his business to ensure that I would smile , always encouraging me, to be happy with what I have, because there are others less fortunate. I will forever remember his kind and funny words. His laughter, walking his dog JoJo. Mr. Paul and family words can't explain the my condolences. However, please know that I truly loved Neal I would tell him he was the big brother I always wanted, and believe me he didn't disappoint. Mr. Paul and family I pray that God will hold you all tightly and provide you all with the comfort, love and peace you all need fduring this ardous journey.
    Neal RIP dearheart you will never be forgotten, I love you .
    Your other little sister,


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