Gary Robert Summers

January 11, 1936 - January 12, 2016

Gary Robert Summers, age 80, passed away January 12, 2016. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Nicholas Mann. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carlotta Birkhead Summers of Willis, VA, one son Steven Robert Summers (wife, Lori) of Willis, VA, daughter Kathy Mann (husband, Michael) of West Jefferson, NC, daughter Melinda Simmons (husband, Tony) of Franklin, TN, 9 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Gary was born January 11, 1936 in Wichita, KS and retired from the construction machinery industry. He was a long time member of the Floyd Church of Christ. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00pm at Floyd Church of Christ in Floyd, VA. The family will receive friends one hour before service time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Foristell Church of Christ (Vanuatu Hurricane Relief) 761 Highway T, Foristell, MO 63348, or to Freed-Hardeman University Scholarship Fund, 158 East Main Street, Henderson, TN 38340-2398. Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home, (540) 745-2007.

Guest book

P. J. & Deborah Hicks

Hopkinsville, KY
January 13, 2016

We love the Summers family! Gary and Carlotta mean very much to me. They were a big blessing to me growing up. I send my deepest condolences to all the Summers family. Love in Christ P. J.

Shirley Phillips

Indian Valley, Va
January 14, 2016

We are so sorry to hear that your precious loved one has passed away. I will always remember his smile and how he was so friendly, always saying things that brought smiles to other people. Carlotta, Steve & Lorie and family, please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Doug and Ssirley

Adria Mannon

Charlotte. NC
January 14, 2016

I have nothing but fond memories of this man! He was one of my favorite people at the Floyd Church of Christ. Heaven has gained a wonderful, sweet, and caring fellow, but he will be missed!

Ellen Carpenter

Boone, NC
January 14, 2016

Kathy and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family in the loss of your Dad. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you here. Ellen

wilma dalton

January 14, 2016

Carlotta, Steven&Lori I was saddened to learn of the death of your husband and father. May God give you peace and strength at this time of sorrow.

Jennifer Legieza Taylor

Nashville, TN
January 15, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss, Morgan. Love you, sweet lady.