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Ivey Sumler

December 29, 1948 — March 20, 2024

Dallas, Georgia

Ivey Sumler passed away on March 20, 2024, at his home in Dallas, Georgia, with his wife Sue by his side. Born on December 29, 1948, in Tift County, Georgia to the late Albert Tillman Sumler and Retha Evelyn Cox Sumler. He lived a life rich in love, service, and adventure.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Albert Boyd Sumler and two sisters, Sally Darlene Burrous and her husband Howard Burrous and his twin sister Iris Scoggins.

Funeral services to honor Ivey's life will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 23, 2024, in the chapel of Albritton Funeral Home, where Reverend Michael Marchant will lead the ceremony. Following the service, Ivey will be laid to rest at Lawrence Cemetery. Friends and loved ones are invited to pay their respects and share cherished memories from 1:00 to 2:45 P.M. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Christian Berry, Tyler Berry, Peyton Berry, Todd Sumler, Stacey Scoggins, Kevin Walker, Stan Walker and Cal Carpenter will serve as pallbearers, a testament to the profound impact he had on their lives.

Ivey's journey through life was marked by unwavering dedication and service. A graduate of Tift County High School, Class of 1967, he also attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College before serving his country in the United States Air Force. His service was distinguished, earning him The Meritorious Service Medal, and he was honorably discharged in May of 1975.

After his military tenure, Ivey embarked on a fulfilling career in transportation, beginning with his family's produce business and later transitioning to Tifton Aluminum Company and Walmart Transportation. His commitment to safety and excellence was recognized through numerous awards, culminating in his selection to represent Walmart on the GA Road Team.

Beyond his professional achievements, Ivey's life was defined by his deep faith and selfless service to others. He served as a deacon and elder in various churches, leaving an indelible mark on all who knew him. His boundless love for adventure and the outdoors was matched only by his devotion to his family, whom he cherished above all else.

In the hearts of those who survive him are his wife of fifty-five years, Sue Walker Sumler; his daughters Jenny Lawson and her husband Ron Lawson, Robin Freeman and her husband Jack Freeman, grand children Erin Sinard, Anna Lawson, Christian Berry, Sara Lawson, Tyler Berry, and Peyton Berry, one great grandchild, Emma Sinard, his nephew Luke Burrous that he took under his wing like a son, and his brother and sister-in-law Tobie and Clarice Sumler. 

Ivey's spirit will continue to shine brightly. Though he has departed this earthly realm, his legacy of love and kindness will endure through the countless lives he touched.

In honoring Ivey’s life, let us remember him not with sorrow but with gratitude for the love he shared and the memories he created with those around him.  His spirit will forever be present in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to have known him.  

Albritton Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. 







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Visitation

Saturday, March 23, 2024

1:00 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

Albritton Funeral Directors

1020 Tift Ave N., Tifton, GA 31794

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Albritton Funeral Directors

1020 Tift Ave N., Tifton, GA 31794

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Interment

Saturday, March 23, 2024

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