Gregory Allen Summers


Gregory Allen "Grizz" Summers, 58, of Fairmont, passed away at his home on Friday, April 12, 2019. He was born in Fairmont on January 09, 1961, a son of the late Jimmy Allen Summers and Norma June Cox Summers.

Grizz was a school bus driver for the Marion County Board of Education. He will be remembered for his love of motorcycles, hunting, fishing, his dog Buster, but especially spending time with his family, particularly his granddaughter, who was the light of his life.

Grizz is survived by his devoted wife of 24 years, Kimberly (Efaw) Summers.

He is also survived by son, Jaron Michael Summers and girlfriend Olivia Hawkinberry, of Fairmont; brother, Jeffrey Kyle Summers, of Fairmont; sister, Donetta Lynn Gillespie, of Fairmont; granddaughter, Berkley Jo Summers; sister-in-law, Pamela Gooch and husband Melvin, of Fairmont, and brother-in-law, Pastor Wayne Efaw and wife Kathy, of Fairmont; neices and nephews: Amber Gillespie, Tiffany Gillespie, Kaleigh Summers, Tyler Summers, Autumn Knight and husband Tobey, Megan Weese and husband Joel, Angie Simon and husband Brian, and Jamie Efaw and wife Ashley.

In addition to his parents, Grizz was preceded in death by father and mother-in-law: Lee and Icie Efaw.

Family and friends are welcome to call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, on Monday from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., with the service being held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Wayne Efaw officiating.

In keeping with his wishes, Grizz will be cremated following the service.

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7 posts

Terry hartley
Apr 21, 2019
So sorry for your loss Greg was a good man and dad and husband and son may God watch over you and comforted you kim
Sharon (Stotler) Littleton
Apr 16, 2019
May God's grace be showered upon Gregg's family at this difficult time.
Ronda Perdue
Apr 15, 2019
I haven't seen Greg probably since the early 80's. I recognized him off the bat. I am so sorry for your loss Donetta and Jeff. Greg was a good kid, grew into a fine man. My prayers are with you - Ronda Boyce Perdue
Noreen Arbogast
Apr 14, 2019
So sad for the loss of a good friend and neighbor
God Bless Kim, Jaron and family
May Greg rest in peace forever.
Tiffany HARRIS
Apr 13, 2019
I will always miss u uncle greg u was a great soul and i love u always in my heart R.I.P fly high my angel and aunt kim im so sorry
The Batten family
Apr 13, 2019
We want to extend our sincere condolences. We have neighbors for more than twenty years and it was a blessing to know Grizzly. He was always happy and kind. Our prayers are with you and Jaron in the days ahead
Bill & Donna Toothman
Apr 13, 2019
So sorry, Kim, for your loss. Greg was a wonderful husband, father and neighbor! You all were the best people to live next door to and Greg was so proud of his gardens! May he Rest In Peace......🙏🏼