He was born on December 18, 1935, in Floyd, to the late Archie Woodrow Sumner and Wava Blythe Graham Sumner. Archie was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church of Riner. He proudly served in the United States Army and retired an officer of the Virginia Department of Corrections.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Phyllis M. Sumner of Christiansburg; daughter Lisa S. Jarrett of Falls Church; son Archie H. Sumner, Jr. of Dublin and his late wife Debra A. Sumner; and one grandchild, Tyler C. Jarrett of Falls Church.
The family gives thanks and appreciation to all at Gentiva Hospice, Roanoke, Virginia, and Careosity, LLC, Christiansburg. The care and attention given to Archie made his passing much easier.
A graveside service was held on Friday, June 9, 2023, with Pastor Shake Smith officiating and prayer by Assistant Pastor Austin Peyton at Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg, Virginia in a private family ceremony. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.