Larry Smith Summer, 73, of Newbery, died Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Springfield Place.
Born on February 20, 1948, in Newberry, he was the son of the late Claude Sligh and Claudine Smith Summer. He was a graduate of Newberry High School and Piedmont Tech. Mr. Summer served an honorable career with the South Carolina Highway Patrol from which he retired in 1997 and was a member of the S.C. Troopers Association, and the Newberry Law Enforcement Officers Association. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where he was president of the Men's Club. He had also been a member of the Country Club of Newberry for many years.
Mr. Summer is survived by his wife, Harriet Burnette Summer; a son, Brian (Stefani) Summer of Newberry; a daughter, Ashley (Mark) Cutshall of Newberry; grandchildren, Corban Cutshall, Coye Cutshall, Shelby Summer and Riley Summer and his friend who was like a brother, Lee (Pat) Turner.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Jimmy Counts. S.C. Highway Patrol Honors will be rendered. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Troy Bowers, 141 Holly Circle, Newberry, SC 29108.
Active pallbearers will be Lee Turner, Steve Bailey, Ronnie Summer, Ralph Summer, Roger Bagwell, Gary Bouknight and Jimmy Folk.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the S.C. Highway Patrol.