james  summers
James Michael Summers, a friendly, loving family man passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was 64. Michael, as he was known to everyone, was a Weirton native, graduating from Brooke High, then going on to serve 4 years in the Army. He spent time serving in Germany receiving the National Defense Service Award. Always busy doing some sort of project, Michael was a wiz at home construction work, and was always willing to lend a hand. Michael was preceded in death by his father James Duane Summers and brother Mitchell Summers. Left behind to cherish his memory is his mother Shirley Yonley Summers; life-long companion Carol Goss; daughter Jessica Wood; Carol’s children Ashley and Kayla; grandchildren Lantz Summers, Gavin and Julia Owings and Arleigh Goss; brothers Dave (Linda) Summers and Randy (Colleen) Summers and sister Diane (Fred) Morton. Per the family’s request there will be no services scheduled. Arrangements are under the care of Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Dave and family, So sorry for your loss and may God give you strength and comfort through the days ahead and we pray that Mike has already been welcomed into Heaven, hearing from his Savior, “Well done good and faithful servant. Welcome home.”

  2. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of James Michael Summers, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, James Michael Summers, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  3. Dave, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lisa (Simakis) Edwards

  4. Mike has been like a brother to me for as long as I can remember. He was funny, kind loving and a great friend. I will have many fond memories of him and will miss him and our friendship. Rest In Peace, Mike.

  5. Please accept my condolences. I am German and I live in Bamberg, Germany. Michael was stationed here while he served in the Army. He was young SP4, assigned to the 240th S&S Co., 71st Mt. Bn and worked in an US Army Self Service Store. I was the civilian supply clerk of that store, 19 years old and became a friend of MIchael. When he had to leave Germany I lost contacts. He told me about his home in Weirton and talked about his father, being the owner of a bar and how he will support him once he returns to the states. He really missed his family while he was stationed in Bamberg. With Face Book coming up I started to look for him but I was not successful. Now I finally find his name on internet and I am deeply saddened by the terrible news. I only knew him for a short time but I feel honored and privileged to have known him at all. Eduard Mayer

  6. Mike, It’s been almost a year since you left. Your dear Mom is there with you now along with your Dad, Jim and your brother, Mitch. Take care my friend until we meet again. Tom and Joann Harris

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