Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
April 12, 2012 12:40 pm EDT


DANVILLE — Bill “Sid” Summers, 76, of South Mickley Street, died Tuesday, April 11, 2012, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born July 12, 1935, in Middlebourne, W.Va., to the late Rolly and Arizona (Smith) Summers. He married Joyce Ann (Mickley) on Sept. 11, 1954, who preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 1997. He retired from the Union Oil Co. He was an avid sports fan, rooting for Ohio State football, the Cleveland Browns, and Danville Blue Devils. He was considered the town greeter at the Lyon’s Den in Danville and Hammond’s grocery store.

He is survived by three sons, Bill Jr. and Jim of Mount Vernon, and Ron (Jennifer) Summers of South Vienna; a daughter, Paula (Dave) Morrison of Franklin, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Craig and Ryan Summers, Stephanie Stacy and Jennifer Summers, Andrea Morrison-Waller, Melissa Morrison-Jackson and Jamie Summers; six great-grandchildren; five sisters, Freda Smith, Peg Kirk, Dorothy (John) Davis, Nellie Elliott and Naomi (Russell) Miller; one brother, Bobby Summers; and a sister-in-law, Gladys Summers. A special thanks to his sister, Nellie Elliott, who was a constant part of his everyday life.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Orville, Russell, Shearl and Wayne; and a sister, Wilma Foland.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Cemetery in Danville, with the Rev. F. Richard Snoke officiating. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements. Visit

Memorial contributions may be made to the Danville Athletic Boosters, c/o Lanna Staats, 28388 Jelloway Road, Danville, OH 43812.

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