Mark Daniel Summitt, 64, left this earthly home for his heavenly one on April 28, 2014, at Caromont Regional Medical in Gastonia with his wife by his side.
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He was born Dec. 23, 1949, native of Gaston County, son of the late, Mack Lindsey Summitt and Isabell Phillips Beck.
He was a United States Army veteran and member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. He was a charter member of the Columbus Boys Choir School, Princeton, NJ. A graduate of Ashley High School, he was a well-known Gospel musician and singer for many years who was known throughout the community because of his musical talent over the last 60 years singing gospel music. He was a previous member of Soul's Harbor Tabernacle, Gastonia.
He leaves behind a loving wife, Linda W. Summitt of 42 years and two daughters, Markesha Summitt Parton of the home and Donna K. Bynum and husband, Jamie of Bessemer City, also his grandbabies, whom he adored more than life, Makayla and Hannah Parton of the home; brothers, Bill Summitt and wife, Betty of Gastonia, and Rev. Ben Summitt and wife, Patsy of Gastonia and sister, Barbara Pennington of Blacksburg, SC.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Katie Hargett.
He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, and forever friend and best grandfather ever.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. James Chambers.
Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Gastonia - 1-(800)-555-9140 or Cancer Services Center of Gastonia - 306 S. Co-lumbia Street, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
Condolences may be made online at www.greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 30, 2014