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|Wilbur Summers Jr.
1934 – September 27, 2017
|Wilbur Summers Jr. passed away at Good Shepherd Hospice House, Auburndale, Florida, on September 27, 2017, at age 83 following his battle with cancer. Wilber, or as many called him, Junior, loved working in his flower gardens. He had mastered raising orchids and had them around his house for all to see. Wilbur and the love of his life for twenty-one years, Carol Oakes, traveled the country with their dog, Foxy. He was a loving father, grandfather and paramour to all of his family and known for his generosity and gentle demeanor.
Junior was born in Webster County, Iowa, and lived the majority of his life in and around Morley, Evanston and Williamsburg. He then moved to Auburndale in 2001.
Wilbur is survived by his significant other, Carol Oakes; his children, Charles (Marci) Summers, William (Nancy) Summers, Michael (Eleisha Barnett) Summers, and Evelyn Fleming; step-children, Kevin (Kelly) Oakes and Scott (Melody) Oakes; his grandchildren, Derek Summers, Joshua Summers, Felicia Summers, Kory Summers, Megan Hoffman, BJ Summers, Denny Summers, Krystal Peters, Nikki Rich, and Kacie Fleming; step-grandchildren, Kyle Oakes, Kody Oakes, Dylan Oakes, and Ryan Oakes; ten great-grandchildren; his sisters, Darlene (Jack) Montgomery, Delores Griffee, and Diane (Daryl Hoover) Summers; brother, Greg Summers; sisters-in-law, Susan Summers and Carol Summers; one great-great-grandson and many nieces and nephews.
Wilbur was preceded by his parents, Wilbur (Bud) Sr., and Margaret Summers, brothers, Jerry Summers, Jack Summers, and Robert Summers, son-in-law Dean Fleming and two great-granddaughters.
A celebration of life open house will be held from 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa.
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