Grover Lee Sommers, Sr., 80, of Front Royal, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, February 9, 2013, in the Winchester Medical Center.
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A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell officiating. Interment will be private at a later date.
Mr. Sommers was born May 14, 1932, in Charleston, WV, son of Charles William and Ethel May Sowers Sommers. He owned and operated his own lawn care business and retired from Warren Transfer. Mr. Sommers was married to the late Cora Elizabeth Campbell Sommers.
Surviving are two sons, Grover Lee Sommers, Jr. and Trevor D. Sommers, both of Front Royal; eight daughters, Ethel V. Harmon of Front Royal, Brenda Lee Bell of Stephenson, Michelle Lynn Ballengee of Charlotte Court House, Linda K. Funk of Front Royal, Tracy Gail Long of Front Royal, Lorrie Ann Clegg of Marshall, Delores Howard of Front Royal, and Billie Jo Noreen Pitcock of Stephenson; one brother, Henry Clay Sommers of Front Royal; three grandchildren that he raised as his own, Kimberly Dawn Clatterbuck, Jessica Marie Clatterbuck, and Clinton Clay Campbell; thirty-five grandchildren; and fifty-two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Leon Sommers, Sr.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 12, from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Grover's memory to the
, 1622 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228 or to the
, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2013