Emmett F. Summey

July 22, 1932 - November 1, 2011
Emmett F. Summey

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Emmett F. Summey, 79, of Hendersonville died Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Frank and Sallie Drake Summey and husband of the late Lucille Huggins Summey who died in 2007. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Wilma Summey Swann and nephew, Franklin Swann.

Before retiring in 2001, Mr. Summey was employed for 33 years by I-MO-CO as superintendent. He cared about the folks he worked with and for. He loved his job. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He is a man who will be truly missed.

Mr. Summey is survived by his son, Stanley Summey and wife, Deborah; two daughters, Gwen S. Morgan and husband, Paul, and Lisa S. Royals and husband, Bill, all of Hendersonville; five grandsons, Paul Summey and wife, Pam, and John Morgan and wife, Stacey, all of Hendersonville; Scott Summey of Cleveland, Tennessee; Matthew C. Morgan and wife, Rebecca, of Hendersonville; and James Gordon and wife, Beth, of Charleston, TN; and eight great-grandchildren, Elisabeth, Parker, twins John and Lydia, Sawyer, Boone, Denver, and Hayden.

A graveside service will be held at 2 PM Friday, November 4, 2011 at Oakdale Cemetery. His pastor, Jonathan Rackley, will officiate and will be assisted by John and Matthew Morgan.

Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Friday, November 4, 2011
12:00 AM

Oakdale Cemetery - Directions
Hwy 64W
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • November 03, 2011
    Alton Connor says:
    My heart goes out to Emmett's family in his Homegoing. Emmett was a treasure - we have all shared so many wonderful memories of Emmett at the office the past couple of days after learning of his passing. He had a way about him of making people feel good about themselves and he is going to be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you, his family, in these days ahead. May God bless, comfort and strengthen each of you in the days ahead. Alton (IMOCO)

  • November 04, 2011
    Jacqueline Combs says:
    Lisa, Bill, and family, I am sorry for your loss and am holding a very sacred and holy space for you and your family. May you know God's presence as you move forward. I know your memories of your wonderful Dad will teach you and help you along your way. May light perpetual shine upon him and keep him in eternal joy. God bless you, ~Jacque

  • November 04, 2011
    Frankie Curtis says:
    Our sincere condolences. I was a good friend with Stanley

  • November 04, 2011
    Jewell (Curtis) Irwin says:
    Our thoughts are with you and your family for your loss. Emmett was a good neighbor to us at 113 Kirwood Ln. Jewell (Curtis) Irwin Allene (Curtis) Foster

  • November 04, 2011