John T. Kumler, of Sarasota, FL, passed away on August 6, 2016. John was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 17, 1938 to parents John and Joyce Kumler.
John was a long time Marshall at Bobby Jones Golf Club, where he was also an avid golfer. He enjoyed sailing and his pets.
Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.
John is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Patricia; daughters, Felicia, Michelle, Laura and Melanie; son-in-laws, Tom and Kevan; brothers, Langdon and Dan; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The family is planning a private beachside Celebration of Life in the future. No services will be held. However, if you wish to honor John, please consider a contribution in his name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or a favorite charity of your choice.
All those many enjoyable hours on the golf course with you instilled in me the same love of the game that you had. I loved your wit......like when you told me the body of water on the right isn't in play.......then after I proceeded to hit four tee shots into that body of water......you quipped......"You remind me of Tin Cup.....next time we play, we're going to play for money". And who can ever forget all the words of wisdom.......like when the video guy comes up to you and asks.......do you have anything you'd like to say to the bride? With that thoughtful twinkle in your eye........you said......."If you don't succeed the first time......try, try again". I'll miss you, big guy........and I'll miss our debates!
You will be missed Uncle John. So many memories that make me laugh and smile, but one I will never forget is the debate with Grandpa Danny about the merits of instant mashed potatoes versus real mashed potatoes. It always brings a smile to my face.
Deepest condolences to the Kumler family and friends from Kay Waites and staff at Sound Choice Cremation and Burials.
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