Lincoln (Joe) Sumrall, 89, of Laurel, MS, died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Asbury Hospice Center in Hattiesburg, MS.

He was born February 14, 1930, in Soso, MS. After a career in the military he settled in the Shady Grove community of Laurel in 1977 to enjoy his retirement years with a small engine shop and fishing!
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Smith Sumrall; father and mother, Lucien and Clara Sumrall; brothers, Pat and Prentiss Sumrall; and sisters, Ruby Jordan and Hattie Loper.
 
Survivors include his daughter Paula Whittet of Louin, MS and his daughters and their husbands, Lorna and Greg Simmons of Moss, MS; Carla and Gary Sagrera of Erath, LA; his grandchildren and great grandchildren, Joey and Becky Whittet, Grant and Kallie of Gulfport, MS, Daniell Whittet of New Orleans, LA, Joshua Schwan of Opelousas, LA, and Nic Schwan and fiancé Alexa Braquet of West Lake LA; brothers, Leamon and Bonnie Sumrall and Paul Sumrall of Laurel, MS, Shelton Sumrall, Rita Saucier, and Artie Yocam all of Gulfport, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

The family would like to thank each and every person who prayed for him and special thanks to Ruth Ashley for her care over the years.
Funeral arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Memory Chapel with funeral services to follow at 12 noon. Interment will be at Moss Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Paul Ray Sumrall, Joey Whittet, Grant Whittet, Jacob Harrison, Nic Schwan, and Josh Schwan.
Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book, visitwww.memorychapellaurel.com.

 

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