Lester Walter Summers of Bristol, Florida passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at the age of 76.
Lester was born August 29, 1935, to the late Addison and Jessie (McDaniel) Summers and had lived all of his life in Liberty County where he served as tax collector for 32 years. He was an active member and deacon of Lake Mystic Baptist Church, served in the U. S. Army, and later in the Army Reserve. Lester was also very active in his community. He was a founding member of the Liberty County Ambulance Service and Volunteer Fire Department where he served for many years. In addition, he was a past-president of the American Cancer Society, an active member of the Lions Club and Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, and a Mason of Dixie Lodge No. 109.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Duggar Summers; his parents, Addison Lewis and Jessie Lee (McDaniel) Summers; two brothers, Gordon Summers and A. L. Summers, Jr.; and a sister, Elnita Summers.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine P. Summers; his son, Walt Summers, and his wife, Danielle, and his daughter, Angela Read, all of Bristol, a step-son, Jerry Nelson, and his wife, Teressa, of Tallahassee, and a step-daughter, Gay Califf, and her husband, Wayne, of Bristol; six grandchildren, Summers Ann Read, Jessica Read, Clarissa Gordon, Jason King and his wife, Amanda, Erica Dees and her husband, Marty, and Justin Nelson; five great-grandchildren, Amber and Michael King, Jake and Emily Dees and Maia Roden; two sisters, Iona Eubanks of Tallahassee and Joyce Hosford of Hosford.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 21, at Lake Mystic Baptist Church with Reverend Jerry Chumley officiating. Interment followed in Lake Mystic Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). On-line condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.