Ronald Summers obituary (1940 – 2021) – Gibsonville, North Carolina

Summers, Ronald Lee

July 9, 1940 – September 22, 2021

Ronald “Ronnie” Lee Summers, 81, of Gibsonville, died on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at his home surrounded by family.

A native of Guilford County, he was the son of the late Peter Leroy and Annie Mae Payne Summers. He was a loving husband for 49 years, a caring father and grandfather. He served in the US Army with the 71st Artillery in Korea, working with Hawk missiles. He retired from Sears after 42 years of service, first as a repairman and then as a repairman. He was a loyal member of the Apple Chapel Christian Church, where he held many positions including a mission trip to Brazil, service projects, the board of trustees, and currently the cemetery committee. His hobbies included hunting, the outdoors, and DIY in his store. Ronnie summed up Proverbs 17: 22a: “A cheerful heart does good, like medicine. Ronnie has always been the life of a gathering, making people laugh and comforting everyone he rubs shoulders with. Several times he said, “If you can’t do anything else for someone, you can make them smile. He is now with his Lord, making him smile and laugh.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Pat Baldwin Summers of the house; sons: Byron Summers and wife, Crystal and Phillip Summers and wife, Becky; grandchildren: Hannah Jean Summers, Gage Summers, Avery Summers, Alaina Summers, Bailey Summers, Olivia Summers and Sydney Summers; two sisters: Wanda Brown and Gloria Stadler and her husband, Jack, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Bobby Lee Brown.

A celebration of his life will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 3 p.m. at the Apple Chapel Christian Church and interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors. Visits for family and friends will be held on Saturday evening, September 25 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Apple Chapel Christian Church. Other times the family will be at their home.

Memorial donations can be made to Apple’s Chapel Christian Church for Mission Funds, 7345 NC 61 North, Gibsonville, NC 27249.

You can send your condolences and sign the register online at

Lowe Funeral Home

2205 S. Church Street, Burlington, NC 27215

Posted by Greensboro News & Record on September 24, 2021.

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