Joseph K. Summers, age 80 of Orlinda, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Orlinda Baptist Church with Pastor Lance Wamble and Dr. Chris Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in Orlinda Cemetery with Bill Adams, Jonathan Adams, Justin Blancett, J.C. Lyons, Jay Summers, and Jim Summers serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Friday at Milldale Chapel from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday at Orlinda Baptist Church from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Summers was born February 9, 1940 in Robertson County to the late James Claude and Lena Lee Stark Summers. He was a member of Orlinda Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon, and was retired from Western Express. He enjoyed going to the Byrum Porter Senior Center and the breakfast club at the Orlinda General Store. He also enjoyed golfing and was an avid Vanderbilt fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Groves Summers, and a brother, J.C. Summers.
He is survived by his daughters, Rhonda (Bill) Adams of Murfreesboro, Yvonne Summers of Mt. Juliet, Yvette Lyons of Old Hickory, and Beth (Chris) Holmes of Owensboro, KY; sisters, Ann (Allen) Spears of Land O’ Lakes, FL, Bettye McMurtry of Greenbrier, and Patsy (Noel) Nauman of Coon Rapids, MN; grandchildren, Jonathan (Whitney) Adams, Katie (Justin) Blancett, Kyle (Krystina) Summers, Bailey Zimmerle, Karlee Lyons, J.C. Lyons, and Henry Holmes; and great grandchildren, Jackson and Mason Adams and John Paul and Ethan Blancett.
The family requests, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
You are asked while attending any visitation and services to please follow CDC and Robertson County guidelines concerning Covid-19.
Milldale Chapel in charge of arrangements.
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