Carl C. Summey

February 23, 1918 - September 12, 2009
Carl C. Summey

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Carl C. Summey, 91, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord and his loving wife, Ethel Marie Summey, Saturday evening, September 12, 2009 at the Elizabeth House. A lifelong loving and caring resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Columbus and Frances Fortune Summey. He was also preceded in death by daughters, Evelyn Darity and Katherine Haywood and eight brothers and sisters.

He was a member of St. Paulís Tabernacle AME Zion Church. He was an entrepreneur by nature and was employed by Kimberly-Clark for around 25 years. However, his most important job was to serve his fellow man in the name of his Savior, Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his children, James Summey of Hendersonville, Betty Darity of Charlotte, Jerry Summey of Winston-Salem, Randy Summey and Dennis Summey, both of Hendersonville; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Little; and numerous cousins.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, September 19, 2009 at St. Paulís Tabernacle AME Zion Church with the Rev. Mildred Twitty officiating. Following the service, refreshments will be served by the church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and also from 7 PM – 9 PM, Friday, September 18, 2009 at the funeral home.


Saturday, September 19, 2009
12:00 AM

St. Paul’s Tabernacle AME Zion Church - Directions
813 Sixth Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • September 15, 2009
    Donnie Parks says:
    Mr. Summey will be greatly missed. I can remember very fond memories of his cooking and the stories he sometimes shared. Mr. Summey loved his family and always wanted the best for them. I enjoyed coming by from time to time to visit with him while I was a road officer and later as Chief of Police. Mr. Summey often called me to let me know he was praying for me, my family and the police department. I also enjoyed the vegetables he would bring to the police department. He will be missed.

  • September 16, 2009
    Ben Pace says:
    I live close to Mr. Summy's house and when I went to the YMCA I walked by his house and sometimes he was out on his porch and I would go up and spend some time with him. Not many words would be spoke before he brought up our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was good to talk with him on those days and I will miss him.

  • September 16, 2009
    Mary Jane Dixon says:
    My Dad was Dr Guy Dixon. All of the Summey family were a part of my child hood. Especilly Bill and Carl. Each of them tought me how to be a good cook, just put a spoonfull of love in everything you do. Wishing you love and light, Jane

  • September 16, 2009
    Pat Cleary says:
    To the boys and I, you were like family, much more than a neighbor. You always were there for us. I will truely miss you Carl, with love and respect always!

  • September 17, 2009
    Stephanie E. Smith says:
    Mr. Summey will be missed by many for many reasons,each having their own special memory of how he touched their lives. There are two things that stick out in my mind the most. The first and most important is how he often spoke of & shared the goodness(& blessings)of his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ to those he encountered. What a wonderful witness. The second is the early morning phone calls on Christmas Day (&other holidays), with greetings of love & well wishes, always with an encouraging word, and yes, a declaration of the goodness of the Lord! This exemplifies the true essence of a christian. Those of us who call JESUS "Lord" should use Mr.Summey's boldness for the Lord as an example. To the family,his legacy, allow God to strengthen you during this difficult time & also draw strength from each other. The wonderful thing about when a christian dies is that we have eternal life with the Father...HALLEUJAH, THANK YOU JESUS! Even though the passing of a loved one is diffucult for those who are left behind, rejoice in knowing that he will live eternally with the Lord which should be everyone's ultimate goal in this life..."live to live again!" Peace & Blessings. Love, Stephanie