Born March 12, 1912, in Caruthersville, Mo., son of the late Henry and Lila Heath Summers, he was a WWII veteran, having received 5 Bronze Stars, part owner of Summers and Quinn Laundry in Caruthersville, worked in Civil Service for the federal government in Alaska and attended the Church of Christ. He was a member of the Professional Photography Association, member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and a member of the American Legion.
On Sept. 28, 1946, in Hernando, Miss., he married Truma Bradshaw, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include one daughter, Ramona Ray and husband, Bee, of Hayti; three grandchildren, Susan Lee Parko, of Seattle, Wash. and Scott Henry and Martin B. Ray, both of Chehalis, Wash. and five great-grandchildren, Nicholis Lee Parko, of Seattle, Zachary Scott Ray, of Bellevue, Ohio and Scott Marvin, Cody Martin and Logan Lenox Ray, all of Chehalis.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with Jeff Thomas officiating.
Burial with full military honors was held at the Little Prairie Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Martin D., Scott Bee, Scott Henry and Martin Bernard Ray, Joe Bradshaw and Jimmy Jones.
Honorary pallbearers were Nicholas and Larry Parko, Scott, Zachary and Cody Ray and Marcus D. Sasser.