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Walter Ray Summers

December 18, 1943 — August 22, 2020

Walter Ray Summers, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, passed from this life Saturday, August 22, 2020.
Walt was born December 18, 1943 in Vinita, Oklahoma, the son of Alvin Newton Summers and Clara Marie Lay Summers. They lived in Jet, Oklahoma, and moved to Cherokee his senior year. He graduated from Cherokee High School with the Class of 1962. Walt continued his education four more years at Oklahoma State University and University of Central Oklahoma. He was a sergeant in the Oklahoma National Guard.
In 1978, he married Ellen Lee Willeford from Edmond, Oklahoma. Walt owned and operated a trucking company. Together, they raised their two children, Jesse and Jamie, in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Walt went home to be with the Lord the afternoon of August 22nd, at his home in Stillwater. He had a recent history of heart problems, which led to his passing. A memorial service will be held at New Covenant Fellowship in Stillwater on Saturday, August 29th at 2:00 pm. Pastor Cornell Cannon of New Covenant Fellowship, will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dighton Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen, of the home; his son, Jesse Sterling Summers of Seattle, Washington; his daughter Jamie Starr Tovar, and her husband Jacob Aaron Tovar of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three grandchildren: Victor Waylon Tovar, Walter Coltrane Tovar and Sylvia Starr Tovar; one brother, Duane Summers and his wife Kathy of Wichita, Kansas, a sister-in-law, Kay Summers, Enid, Oklahoma, recently widowed of his late brother James Summers; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and their children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Marie Summers, and his eldest brother, James Summers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Lost and Found International, Inc., in care of Dighton Marler Funeral Home, 5106 North Washington, Stillwater, OK 74075

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

New Covenant Fellowship Church

1110 East McElroy Road, Stillwater, OK 74075

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