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Whitmell G. Summers Jr.

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Whitmell G. Summers Jr. Obituary
Whitmell G. Summers, Jr.

AGE: 91 • Elkton

Whitmell G. Summers, Jr., age 91, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Born August 20, 1925, Whit was the son of the late Whitmell Gayle Summers, Sr. and Pearl Eleanor (Lennon) Summers. Whit was a member of the Lions Club of Tappahannock, VA and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Hatteras Island, NC where he was a past president. Whit was a proud veteran who served in the United States Navy in WWII and Korea. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, antiques and he especially loved the beach. For many years, he was a volunteer with the National Park Service and served at the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

Whit is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jane E. Summers; four children: Gail Rys, Stephen Summers, Rebecca Karabinus, and Tracy Branigan; three step-children: Cynthia Kritch, Michael Shine, and Christina Knaul; sister, Eleanor Ann Peek; 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Including his parents, Whit was preceded in death by his first wife of 36 years, Vincetta "Sally" Donahue; son, Whitmell Gayle "Rusty" Summers, III and sister, Jeanne Wizeman.

A celebration of Whit's life will be held at a later date at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to the "Senior Dog Haven and Hospice" or to "Greyhound Pets of America - Delaware" and sent in care of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 E. Main St., Elkton, MD 21921. To send online condolences, please visit

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