ELLENBORO - John Clark "Sharky" Summey, 68, of Ferree Road, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at SECU Hospice House of Rutherford County. A native of Rutherford County, he was born on June 19, 1945, a son of the late John Graham Summey and wife Ethel Summey of Ellenboro, and the late Lucille Phillips Smith.
He was retired from P.P.G. and was a member of Race Path Baptist Church. He was also a pilot, President of J.C. Summey, Inc., and member of the Federal Aviation Association.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one daughter, Trina Summey.
In addition to his step-mother, he is survived by his wife, Delores Lee Summey; one son, Timothy Clark Summey of Patterson Springs; one step-son, Gary Eugene Putnam, Jr. and wife LaRae of Forest City; one step-daughter, Christy Greene of Ellenboro; one brother, Claude Summey and wife Charlotte of Hickory; two sisters, Bonnie Ann Tessneer and husband Richard of Grover and Jennie Lou Bailey and husband Doug of Green Creek; his grandchildren, Justin Clark Millwood, Amanda Lowe, Lindsey Jones, Jordan Putnam, Jennifer Lockridge, Haleigh Summey, and Julie-Anne Putnam; his great-grandchildren, Emma Henson, Brantley Jones, Keeton Milne, Lucas Henson, and Cameron Milne; one special nephew, John "Butch" Summey; and many pilot friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall.
Celebration of life service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Race Path Baptist Church
Officiated by: The Revs. Randall Cooper, John Godfrey, and Ken Linder
Funeral home: McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or Race Path Baptist Church, 1171 Race Path Church Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.
Online guest register: www.mckinneylandrethcarroll.com