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 www.gatewayforestlawn.com.
Published by Lake City Reporter on Aug. 14, 2021.