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George William Summerlin

December 17, 1938 November 3, 2017
George William Summerlin
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Obituary for George William Summerlin

Captain George William Summerlin, 78, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Wayne UNC Healthcare.

George was born in Wayne County on December 17, 1938 to the late David Conard Summerlin and Sallie Neal Summerlin. He served in the North Carolina National Guard. George had a great love for the water and was a retired charter boat captain. He was the co-founder of Carteret County Sport Fishing Association and was the General Manager of the Southern King Fishing Association. For the time he spent on the water, it was an appropriate tribute to George to have an artificial reef (AR285) named after him. George also had a great love for shagging and was named in the Shagger Hall of Fame.

A service to celebrate George’s life will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the New Testament Baptist Church with Rev. Jackie Elwart officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the home of Jeffrey Summerlin, 3607 Harrison Road, Kinston, NC.

George is survived by his daughters, Delores Summerlin Kennedy (Bernie) and Shannon Denise Summerlin (Walter) of Mebane; sons, Jeffrey Summerlin, Edward Summerlin, and William Todd Summerlin, all of Kinston; and sister, Joyce “Tootsie” Vinson of Goldsboro. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Breanna Summerlin, Brandy Summerlin, Kimberly Philyaw, Jeremy Tootle, Jordan Tootle, Patriece Womble, and Lisa Coltrain; and 11 great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Audrey, Sadie, Levi, Dyson, Ryan, Jeremiah, Jayden, James, Jason, and Julianna.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Sue Summerlin; his granddaughter, Kari Elwart; three brothers and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to assist with funeral expenses to Seymour Funeral Home, 1300 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

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Memorial Service




2:00 PM 11/5/2017 2:00:00 PM
New Testament Baptist Church

126 Neuse Road
Kinston, NC 28501

New Testament Baptist Church
126 Neuse Road Kinston 28501 NC
United States

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