Gerald Thomas ‘Gerry’ Summar

Staff Reports • Sep 17, 2017 at 7:55 PM

Funeral services for Mr. Summar will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Jason Swain officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Summar, age 66, of Mt. Juliet, died Sept. 16, 2017.

Gerry was an Eagle Scout, a 1969 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from MTSU. He was retired from DuPont. Gerry enjoyed coaching youth sports and was one of the founders of West Wilson Basketball Association. He was a fan of the Nashville Predators, the UT Vols and the Tennessee Titans.

Gerry was the son of the late, Hugh and Martha Adkerson Summar.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janice Bates Summar; sons, Michael (Heather) Summar, Kevin (Grayson) Summar, Andrew (Chesley) Summar; brother, Larry (Denise) Summar; and sister, Judy (J.E.) Swain.

Gerry considered himself the luckiest Papa alive to his grandchildren, Brittney, Bethany, Mason, Hannah, Grant, Micah, Claire, Presley and Landry.

Active pallbearers will be Zack Summar, Jake Pyburn, Travis Humes, Drew Hendry, William Hampton, Evan Hampton, Ethan Reese and Robbie Summar. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Heer, Bill Hampton, Ronnie Adkerson, Herb Bates and Steve Estep.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Bond Memorial Chapel at N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive in Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements, 615-773-2663, obit line 615-641-2663, bondmemorial.com.

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