Rodney William Sumner
1950 - 2015
Rod was born in Peoria Ilinois to Dr. Ronald E. Sumner and The Honerable Mary-Louis (Fehr) Sumner who preceded him in death. He is survived by his brothers Douglas Kirk (Rebecca, deceased) of Mountain View Ark.and Bradley Dean (Linda) of Troy Missouri as well as many nieces and nephews. Rod graduated from Woodruff High School in Peoria and then Bradley University where he majored in Psychology and Political Science. He was the youngest member of the Illinois Central College and Board of Trustees for several terms. Rod moved to California as a political advisor and ran many political campaigns, but his primary interest was serving the Lord. His dad said "Rod lived his life as a messenger of Christ's great commission to preach His word to the world." Rod was an eternal optimist and his huge smile, willingness to jump in and help plus all the love he so generously gave will be greatly missed by all the beloved family, friends and members of the Santa Barbara Christadelphian Ecclesia where he faithfully attended. Rod so loved his employers, colleagues and clients. He worked for Limousine Link, Goleta Valley School District and SB Trolley. You could see him with the trolley, cruise ship tours, and wine tours. He was a connoisseur when he gave his tours. His clients loved him and he had such a long list of repeat business with many event planning businesses. His greatest pleasure was, Soleil, (Golden Retriever) who was always by his side.
Celebration of Rod's Life and Reception, Sunday 2/15/15 206 Stanley Dr. SB 3 pm.