A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of James Lee (Jim) Summers, 80 years, of Jet, was 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the Jet United Methodist Church, Jet, with Reverend Kelly Cronkhite officiating. The United States Army provided military honors. The family received friends from 6-7:30 p.m., Friday, February 28 at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Services were under the direction of Ladusau-Evans.
Jim was born February 14, 1940 in Vinita to Alvin Newton (Bud) and Clara Marie (Lay) Summers, and passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Golden Oaks Nursing Home, Enid. He married the love of his life, Linda Kay (Hatfield) Summers on May 23, 1959 at Prairie Valley United Methodist Church. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last summer surrounded by family and friends. Jim was a retired layman, truck driver, rancher, red hot builder, carpenter—jack of all trades.
Survivors include his wife Linda Kay, of the home; three children, and five grandchildren; son Shon Summers, of Enid, and his son Parker Summers, of Austin, Texas; son Clayton Summers of San Diego, California; daughter, Sue Ann Cronkhite and husband Kelly, of Enid and their children, Kelsi Cronkhite of New York, Kassadi Gabriel and husband Blake, of Boulder, Colorado; Kade Cronkhite of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Kenzi Cronkhite, of Enid. He also leaves two brothers, Duane Summers and wife Kathy, of Wichita, Kansas; Walter Summers and wife Ellen of Stillwater; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin (Bud) and Clara Summers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stamp Out Starvation, Cherokee; Jet Fire Department; Jet Lions Club, or Jet Swimming Pool with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Condolences may be made and services viewed online at www.ladusauevans.com.