Billy James Summers

Monday, December 14, 2015

BILLY "BILL" JAMES SUMMERS, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born December 03, 1941 in Berryville, Arkansas, a son of Carson Ellis and Gladys Irene (Comer) Summers. He departed this life Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in Springdale, Arkansas, at the age of 74 years.

Bill worked as a truck driver and various other self-employment adventures including an antique furniture store and many others. He played bass guitar in many bands over the years. He enjoyed wood-working and made many items for his family. He also enjoyed racing cars, motorcycles, horses and spending time outdoors and fishing. He cherished his time with family and friends and could never pass up a good chocolate pie.

Bill is survived by his wife, Louise, one son, Todd Summers of Berryville; three daughters, Tashia Summers of Berryville, Jeanna Temple of Little Rock, and Kimberly Nichelson of New London, Missouri; one step-daughter Stephanie of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; one step-son, Darin of Springdale; one sister, Frankie and husband Tommy Wright of Berryville; twelve grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives, friends, and loved ones.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Carson and Gladys Summers; one daughter, Wendy; and one great-niece, Heather Wright.

There was no visitation. Graveside service was 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery with Brother Joe Summers officiating. Interment was in the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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