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Gary Eugene Summers II

Died: January 29, 2020

Gary Eugene Summers II, 59, of Champaign, IL passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at home. Gary was born on July 14, 1960 in Champaign, IL to Gary E. “Jake” Summers and Judith E. Summers (née Tipsword) on his sister, Laura’s, 5th birthday. Gary grew up and attended school in Champaign, where he was a l…read more

Gary Eugene Summers II, 59, of Champaign, IL passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at home. Gary was born on July 14, 1960 in Champaign, IL to Gary E. “Jake” Summers and Judith E. Summers (née Tipsword) on his sister, Laura’s, 5th birthday. Gary grew up and attended school in Champaign, where he was a lifelong resident. Always ready to lend a helping hand, Gary was a Christ follower and volunteered at Restoration Urban Ministries for several years. He enjoyed researching history, reading about mysterious phenomena, and anything having to do with cars. Gary enjoyed different forms of art, and had a special place in his heart for country music. He had a larger than life sense of humor: Gary loved to tease and play jokes on his family members. Gary loved animals, especially cats, and shared his home with seven that were like family. He also collected fossils and rocks and loved sharing them. Gary is survived by his father, Jake, of Evansville, IN, sisters Jacquelyn O’Neal, Laura Williams (Sam), Juanita Truax (Jim) of Champaign, IL, and brother Gary A. Summers of Evansville, IN. He is also survived by nieces Sarah, Cherie, and Anna and nephews Joseph, Daniel, John, Matthew, Timothy, David, and Nathan along with several great nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his mother, Judith in 2004, and niece, Summer in 2019. We will each cherish fond remembrances of time spent with Gary. He will forever live in our hearts.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at a future date. Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy is handling arrangements (www.morganmemorialhome.com).

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