Obituary: Dawson Keith Sumner

Dawson Keith Sumner, 19, of Beggs, passed away on December 31, 2022. He was born October 6, 2003, in Oklahoma City, to parents Derek Sumner and Heather (Murry) Sumner.

Dawson was a 2022 graduate of Preston High School. He was a college student and had just wrapped up another semester at Carl Albert University and had plans to attend OSUIT in the spring.

“He had a love for baseball. The Center field was his happy place. They put him in centerfield because they knew it didn’t matter where the ball was hit, Dawson would get there first. He was so fast, but his love for people was his shining light. He loved so fiercely & people loved him back because of that light. His smile & laugh were contagious & he was so competitive. He won the final round and got the true victory as he’s resting in the arms of Jesus, giving him one of the big hugs that he loved giving & possibly even talking Him into rubbing his back.”

Dawson is preceded in death by his papa Henry Murry; great grandpa Keith Sumner and great grandma Jo Sumner.

Survivors include his father Derek Sumner of Beggs; mother Heather Sumner of Okmulgee; his brother Tylar and wife Sydney Murry of Missouri; sister Hallee of Okmulgee; grandparents Darrell and Patty Sumner of Glenpool, Barbara and Kenneth Goucher of Guthrie; uncle and aunts, Darren Sumner of Broken Arrow, Johnny and Julie Royal of Guthrie, Christy and Jim Dolan of Guthrie; cousins Piper Sumner of Tulsa, Cheyenne and Hunter Royal of Oklahoma City, Cyle Maxwell of Stillwater, Jaedyn Dolan of Guthrie; along with a host of other family and friends who loved him.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Preston Baseball Team and Okmulgee Main Street.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Faith Church, 1901 W. 171st Street, Glenpool, Oklahoma, with Pastor Toby Youngblood and Tylar Murry officiating. Pallbearers will be Tylar Murry, Johnny Royal, Darren Sumner, James Wilson, Jackson Sanders, Dalton Hastings, and Jim Dolan. Honorary pallbearers are Cyrus Horne, Will Christy, and Lance Porter.

Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt Okmulgee Funeral Service. Family and friends may send memories and condolences to the family online,


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