Robert Eugene Summers, age 77, of Christopher, passed away at 3:33 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Norton-Brownsboro Hospital of Louisville, KY.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton, with Pastor Larry Adams officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. The Leffler Funeral Home, of Benton, is in charge of the arrangements.
Robert Eugene Summers was born on February 28, 1944, in West Frankfort, Illinois; the son of Eugene Summers and Zella (Bailey) Summers. He married the former Barbara Sue Adams on December 15, 1962, and she preceded him in death on August 21, 2021.
Bob was a retired coal miner and a member of the U.M.W.A.
He was a member of the West City Baptist Church, where he and his late wife Barbara lead the worship.
Mr. Summers enjoyed fishing, loved to cheer on the Cardinals. He liked to tinker and fix anything he could.
Surviving are two sons: Jeff Summers and wife Lori of Dallas, TX, Robbie Summers and wife Lisa of Louisville, KY; five grandchildren: Jennifer Summers of Eldorado, IL, Jordan Summers of Louisville, KY, Mitchell Summers of Farmington, MO, Liam Kirk and Laney Kirk, both of Benton; several great-grandchildren; two sisters: Sheila Rich and Cheryl Kelly, both of Benton; a brother Gary Summers, also of Benton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a brother Jim Summers; and an uncle Leroy Bailey.
Memorial contributions in memory of Robert Eugene Summers, may be made to the West City Baptist Church, and will be accepted at the services, or may be mailed to the Leffler Funeral Home, 401 East Main Street, Benton, IL 62812.
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