Robert (Tony) A. Summerton

Born: Mon., Feb. 23, 1959
Died: Thu., Jul. 5, 2012


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 09, 2012
Location: Heyl Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jul. 10, 2012
Location: First Baptist Church


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Robert (Tony) A. Summerton age 53 of Ashland, passed away Thursday July 5, 2012 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born in Donte Virginia on February 23, 1959, the son of Robert L. and Nina (Phillips) Summerton he was an Ashland resident most of his life. Mr. Summerton had previously been employed at Schneider Trucking and also at Smurfit Stone.

Mr. Summerton was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church where he served with the Bus Ministry and also as occasional sound man.

Survivors include his parents, Robert L. and Nina Summerton of Ashland, three sisters and brothers in law, Karen (Fred) Foster of Ashland, Sandy (Jack) Uselton of Ashland and Deborah (Chuck) Rice of Shelby. Also surviving is one brother and sister in law, Neal (Rhonda) Summerton of Phoenix Arizona. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews that he was very close to.

Mr. Summerton was an Ashland High School Class of 1977 Graduate and a Graduate of the Baptist Bible College of Boston.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church on Tuesday July 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Butch White officiating. Burial will follow at the Ashland County Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family on Monday July 9,2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Heyl Funeral Home.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made in Tony’s name to the First Baptist Church, 1233 U.S. Route 42, Ashland, Ohio 44805

 

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Mike McElwain
   Posted Sat July 07, 2012
My heart is breaking for the Summerton family. I can remember when your family moved in next door. Tony and I hit it off right away and remained friend for well over 40 yrs. I talked to Tony a little over a month ago and the guy never changed. Always laughing, telling a funny story or talking about his bible reading. I will truely miss you buddy and I thank god for letting me have such a great friend. My thoughts are with the family and I also pray god will get your family threw your pain, sadness and loss. Mike McElwain

Sandra Dietrich (FBC bus worker)
   Posted Sat July 07, 2012
I'm so very sorry for your loss!! I missed him doing bus visitation with us this morning. He will truly be missed at the church and on the church bus, he made a real impact on the kids they loved him and looked up to him especially the ones without a dad. He was a true servant of the Lord and a great person to talk and visit with, he was very firm on his spiritual foundation and I am so happy and blessed to have meet and worked with him on the bus. He will be missed by so many people, he was a great friend and wonderful guy. I'm glad God gave me the chance to know and keep him dear to me and my family.

God Bless You All,

Sandra & Dan Dietrich
Katrina, Daniel, Joshua, And Gabriel

Cynthia Mercer Thompson
   Posted Sun July 08, 2012
My prayers are with your family. Heaven now has another angel. I know you will always hold the memories of Tony in your heart. He touched a lot of lives and will always be remembered for his ministry to others.

Paul & Peg Ludwig
   Posted Sun July 08, 2012
Dear Bob & Nina, was so sorry to hear of the death of your dear son. I enjoyed working with Bob at Home Hardware, and know you and your wife raised a wonderful son. Our thoughts and prayers are now and will be with your family. Our heart cries for you. Jesus cried over Lazarus and I know he is crying with you. Our love and Prayers......Paul & Peg Ludwig

Brandon & Courtney Wilson
   Posted Sun July 08, 2012
Tony was the most loveable, likeable, and caring guy anyone would ever meet. He was always trying to help someone out and put their needs before his own. He was like a giant teddy bear to our daughters and their personal jungle gym. His neices and nephews loved him so much, he was like one of the kids. Tony, you gave our girls so many great memories. You will always be loved and will never be forgotten!
Love,
Brandon & Courtney

We love you and will miss you Uncle Tony!
Love, Anszley & Paelyn

Karen Hyatt
   Posted Mon July 09, 2012
My Prayers are with your family at this time , I remember Tony as a Loveing young man , May God grant you comfort in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. God Bless you all!

Peggy (Goon) Funk
   Posted Mon July 09, 2012
My prayers go out to all the family and friends of Tony. I knew Tony from as far back as elementary school through high school. He was always sweet and a friend to me. I live in Georgia and found out through facebook. Draw comfort from knowing he is rejoicing and praising Jesus as we who know Christ, all look forward to seeing Jesus!

Jac and Carol Harker
   Posted Mon July 09, 2012
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family. We know that Tony will be greatly missed. We Pray that the Good Lord gives you Peace in knowing that Tony is in a much Better Place.

Keith & Kevin Kobilack
   Posted Tue July 10, 2012
Dear Summerton Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Tony! We just found out about it and are shocked. We have such fond memories of our dear friend. We thought the world of Tony. We grew up as kids together when you lived across the street from us, and later, when we were older and he helped our band set up our equipment when we played at different places. We will keep all of you in our prayers. You have our deepest sympathy!
Sincerely,
Keith & Kevin Kobilack

Victoria & Wayne Johnson
   Posted Tue July 10, 2012
We were truly shocked and saddened to hear about Tony. The night before the accident, he passed me on the street and we waved. He was a good neighbor, always quiet and polite. I keep looking over at his house, checking to see if his van is in the driveway. Your family is in our prayers. Tony will be missed.

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