Buel Stanley “Stan” Summerfield, 78 of Buffalo and Cross Lanes entered the church triumphant on July 12, 2019 after a courageous two week battle with cancer at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington.
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He was a retired secondary school science teacher with many years of service primarily at Buffalo (Putnam) High and Nitro Junior High Schools. He was a “gentleman farmer.” He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and attended First Presbyterian Church of Nitro. He was a 1958 graduate of Nitro High School and graduated from Morris Harvey College and Marshall University.
He was preceded in death by Parents: Buel Wayne and Hilda Virginia Hanes Summerfield, Paternal Grandparents: Daniel and Edna Lamb Summerfield and Maternal Grandparents: Oscar and Vausie Meadows Hanes.
Wife of 57 years: Jean Thomas Summerfield of Buffalo and Cross Lanes,
Daughters: Sharon Ann (Dave) Summerfield-Shortridge of Winfield,
Melissa Dawn (Dale) Martin of Milton,
Patricia Lynn (Chris) Summerfield-Johnson of Charleston,
Grandchildren: Jessica, Ethan and Laura Shortridge,
Hannah (Mark) and Noah (Morgan) Martin and
Alexander and Olivia Johnson,
Great Granddaughter: Olivia Martin,
Brothers: Douglas (Mary) Summerfield of Arvada, Colorado,
Ronald (Barbara) Summerfield of Jacksonville, Florida and
Donald (Patricia) Summerfield of Jacksonville, Florida.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday July 16, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church of Nitro with Rev. Jim Walther officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service at the church. Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet is in charge of arrangements.
Stan was director of the Christian Community Cupboard in Hurricane for thirteen years and he was passionate about feeding the hungry. Therefore, in lieu of flowers please make a donation to your local food pantry in his honor. To the glory of God!
Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.