Jack Benjamin Summey

September 25, 1948 - August 15, 2011

09/25/1948 - 08/15/2011

Past Services

Friday August 19, 2011
3:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions

Jack Benjamin Summey, 62, of Hendersonville, died peacefully in his home on Monday, August 15, 2011. Jack’s parents, Albert and Reba Summey, who preceded him in death, left behind thirteen children, of whom eleven are still living.

Jack leaves behind his loving wife of twenty four years, Sandy Summey, his six children, and many much-loved grandchildren.

Jack was a man of great love, compassion and dignity. He served his country in the US Army and provided for his family for over thirty years as a self-employed roofer. Because of his dedication to God, family, and work, Jack will be remembered by all who knew him as an honest, hard-working, and loving man. In the last years of his life, Jack got great fulfillment and joy from volunteering countless hours at Camp Tekoa, doing building projects.

A memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2011, in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Reverend James Johnson will officiate. The family will attend the burial at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, Jack wished for donations to be made to the building/maintenance fund at Camp Tekoa; or to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, which aided Jack in his last months and eased his journey home.

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Barbara & Dick Ranges
8 years ago

We were saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. We remember him as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. May you all feel the love and prayers of your friends and neighbors as God holds all of us in the palm of His hands,

Howard Beddingfield
8 years ago

To the immediate and extended Summey Family; please accept my deepest condolences for your loss and my heartfelt sympathy to the family of Jack Summey.

A.G. Hayes
8 years ago

Sandy–I had a great fondness for Jack and will miss talking with him and hearing him laugh. He had a big heart. A quote from one of my favorite authors described him well “cheerful in all weathers, never shirked a task, splendid behavior”. God bless you and the girls.

Jerry McCall
8 years ago

Sorry to hear about Jack, I went to school with him at EHHS. Will remember you in my prayer’s

wilma steadman stensland
8 years ago

my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow i remember jack and the summey family from growing up on willow rd and being from valley hill were everyone was friends, family or neighbors. we were friends and neighbors. May God Bless you in this difficult time

BJ Hadden
8 years ago

Dear Sandy & Family,

I will always remember Jack’s wonderful sense of humor. How he could make you laugh with his funny jokes and stories !

May God’s peace be with you at this time.

My love, thoughts and prayers are with you, BJ

Tony Baron
8 years ago

God Bless Jack. No nonsense Christian Man with a great spirit of discernment….knowing Right from wrong….the Righteousness of God prevailing over the self righteousness of man. Was he loving, you betcha, loved The One first and foremost and was great because of it. Won’t miss him because hte spirit that he was and remains if of God and Jesus and he will always be with anyone who loves God and Jesus…..and anyone struggling on the way to loving God.

Gina Kilpatrick
8 years ago

Thinking of and praying for you all.

8 years ago

Sandy our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls now and in the coming months we love you and hope the comfort of the lord is with you.

Becky Brown
8 years ago

My deepest sympathies to the entire family. May you feel God’s arms around you as you go thru this difficult time.