Joe Thomas Summers

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Joe Thomas Summers, age 90, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2023.  Joe was born September 3, 1933 in McGregor to Amos and Dora (Spencer) Summers.

Memorial Service:  11am Thursday, December 7, 2023 at The Leroy Church, 4979 Heritage Parkway, Leroy, Texas.  The family will receive friends from 10am to 11am prior to the service.

Graveside Service:  2:30pm Thursday, December 7, 2023 at McGregor Cemetery

Joe attended McGregor schools before enlisting in the US Navy.  After serving his country he worked for the Waco Police Department.  He then went to work for the VA Regional Office until his retirement in 1994.

Joe married Louise Johnson on December 9, 1952 and they celebrated 70 years of marriage in 2022.  They had three children, Shirley, Mike and Beth.

Joe attended The Leroy Church where he served as a deacon for many years.  He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of West Masonic Lodge #475 and other various organizations.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Dora Summers; brothers, George Wheat and Ray Wheat; and sisters, Dorothy Bryant and Lillian Mosher.

Joe is survived by his wife, Louise; children, Shirley Summers-Boate and husband Sean, Mike Summers and wife Pat, and Beth Summers-Shelburne and husband Mike; grandchildren,
Cole Summers and wife Syrah, Megan Faddis and husband Paul, Michael Shelburne, Andy Blalock and wife Shannon, Justin Blalock and wife Roxy and Kati Garrett and husband Garrett; and great grandchildren, Will Dodds, Malorie Summers, Jada, Sean and Amy Faddis, Carly, Gus and June Blalock and Jase and Aubrey Garrett

Joe’s entire life was about serving people and taking care of his family.

Memorial donations in Joe’s memory can be made to The Leroy Church, 4979 Heritage Pkwy, Leroy, TX 76654 or the charity of your choice.

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  1. Jim and Linda Miersen

    Joe was a really good man We we’re blessed to know him. Our sincere condolences to all of his family, especially Louise whom we dearly love.

  2. David M (coach) Campbell

    Sorry to hear that Joe has passed. I missed seeing him the last few meetings. God has a good man in his presents now. My condolences goes out to the family he will be missed

  3. Gloria (Bode) Opperman and Bear

    Sincere condolences upon your loss.

  4. Bud Garretson, Jay & Kathy McDaniel

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  5. Bobby & Charlotte Lumpkins

    Bobby & Charlotte Lumpkins

    We are so sorry for your loss and will miss him dearly.

  6. Joe was a great friend. Your family in my prayers Louise will try my best to keep up with you. Don’t feel alone, just pick up the phone

  7. Diane Lynch Herrington

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Summers passing. Such a nice man I knew the family from Emmanuel Baptist Church. Such a great family they raised. Prayers for all.

  8. I remember Mr. Summers when I was just a kid. Shirley, my wife Mary (Olson) and I all lived in the same neighborhood and went to Alta Vista elementary together.Mr. Summers(Joe) was a motorcycle officer with Waco PD and so was my dad. I can remember how much respect I had for Joe and how much he and my dad influenced me when I was young. I later became an Officer at WPD and talked with Joe on many occasions. I am so sorry for your loss and pray that God is with the family during this time of healing. Dennis and Mary Tynes

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