Ernest L. "Jerry" Summers, Sr., 71, of South Pittsburg, TN, died Thursday, January 17, 2013 in a Chattanooga hospital.
The son of the late Thomas Benton and Ernestine “Tootsie” Summers, he was a carpenter with Union local #74 and worked at TVA. He enjoyed socializing, woodworking, flower and vegetable gardening and caring for his dogs. He is remembered as a loving husband and “the best” father and Papa to his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Viola Mae "June" Summers; sons, Ernest Larry Summers, Jr. and David Allen (Tammy) Summers; four grandchildren, Bradley (Lisa) Summers, Brandon Keith Summers, Kristel Summers and Heather Summers; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Nickie (June) Summers; sister, Rachel (Bobby) Creek; sisters-in-law, Carolyn "Sue" (Wendell) Thomas and Linda Faye (Tim) Mann.
Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Central time on Monday, Jan. 21 with Rev. Richard Barham officiating. Interment will be in Monteagle Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 1-8 p.m. Central time on Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Rogers Funeral Home, who has charge of the arrangements.