Charles Darrell Summers
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home - Lake City
3596 South Highway 441
Lake City, FL
Charles Darrell Summers, 67 of Branford, passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at the Lake City Medical Center in Lake City. He was born and raised in Lake City and had been a longtime resident of Branford. Darrell was a graduate of Columbia High School class of 1972 and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Branford Ward. He was passionate about his work as a hunting guide with Chinquapin Farms in Branford for over 40 years. Darrell served many years as President of the Suwannee River Riding Club in Branford. He was an advocate for the Rodeoing and enjoyed Barrel Racing with his daughters, granddaughter and many youth thru the years. Darrell loved life itself, but more than that, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Darrell was preceded in death by his father, Charles Leslie Summers; and one brother, Brett Summers.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Jonita Hamlin Summers, Branford; his mother, Patsy Bagley Summers, Lake City; his two daughters, Jessica Lea Summers (Tim McGraw), Lake City and Jennifer Lynn Summers Charles (Thorne), Branford; his brother, Darren Summers (Pam), Lake City; five sisters, Patti Brown (Sonny), Worthington Springs, Denise Stewart (Larry), Branford, Dorinda Akers (Russell), Old Town, Sonya Anderson (Joey), Old Town and Tonya Byrd (Dale), Branford; three grandchildren, Reagan McGraw, Trenton Charles and Janya Charles; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside funeral services for Darrell will be conducted on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Union County. Interment will follow. A walk thru visitation for the community will be held on Friday evening, August 20, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home and will also be available via face book live by visiting Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Face book. For family and friends attending the services, social distancing is requested for the safety of everyone. A celebration of life for Darrell will be announced at a later date at the Rodeo Arena in Branford. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025. Please leave words of comfort for the family at
Published by Lake City Reporter on Aug. 14, 2021.
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Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home - Lake City
3596 South Highway 441, Lake City, FL
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Oak Grove Cemetery
Union County, FL
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Darrell will be missed by all. Many, many years ago, Darrell worked for my father at his farm. He worked mostly with the horses. He did love being a Cowboy and his Rodeo. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Lucy Dekle Daniels
August 19, 2021
Sending my sympathy to the family. I know Darrell will be missed by many. Over these few days of reading comments he was loved and respected by so many. How he helped and encouraged the young people was very special. His Legacy of love for Christ and others is his greatest accomplishment
Laura Beasley Poppell
August 15, 2021
Our hearts go out to the Summers family in this time of sorrow. May the memory of Darrell always make you smile. Our sincerest condolences to the Summers family. Ride on Darrell and Rest in Peace.
CHS Class of 1972
August 15, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
August 14, 2021
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