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David Lee Summers

David Lee Summers, 61, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born December 6, 1946, in Tyrone, PA, the son of the late John Thomas Summers and Margaret Ruth Bressler Summers. He is survived by his wife, Myra Faulkenberry Summers; his son, David Lee Summers Jr. (Amy), and their children, Brooke Elizabeth and Clay Matthew; his sister Roberta Miller (Les). He also leaves five nieces and nephews. His brother John preceded him in death. David leaves two special members of the family – Lucé and Beau.
David grew up in Tyrone, PA where he was very active in Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. David had a life long interest in hunting and remained active in the Pennington Hunting Club in Warriors Mark, PA. He also had a deep love for Ocean Isle Beach where he was especially happy. He was an avid gardener, frequently sharing his bounty with friends.
After serving in the US Army, David spent 30 years in the TV broadcast industry, including ten years at WXII in Winston-Salem. David exemplified the meaning of a good neighbor and a generous and true friend. One of his proudest achievements was the establishment of the Faulkenberry Summers Scholarship Fund with his wife Myra at High Point University, to provide opportunities for young scholars who might not otherwise be able to attend college.
David was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church where a memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 25, in the chapel, with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. A visitation will be held at the home after the service. Memorials may be made to the Faulkenberry Summers Scholarship Fund, c/o Dr. Don Scarborough, Box 3393, High Point University, High Point, NC 27262 or The Buddy Fund, c/o Ard-Vista Animal Hospital.