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Charles “Chuck” Summers Jr.
Charles “Chuck” Summers Jr 1949-2016
Charles “Chuck” Edwards Summers, Jr., age 67, of Pensacola, passed away on October 26, 2016. He was born in Washington, D.C. and had resided in Pensacola for over fifty years. He is survived by his wife, Karen, whom he was married to for over 36 years; his two daughters, Tina (Kent) Brock and Ashley (Rusty) Lyttle; his four precious granddaughters, Lauren (Josh) Graves, Samantha Brock, Hannah Lyttle, and Haley Lyttle; his brothers Scott and Tim Summers; and, his beloved companion, Jessie.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dorothy Summers, and his brother, Thomas Summers. He served in the United States Marine Corps for a short period of time in 1966 during the Vietnam War Era. Throughout his life, our “jack-of-all-trades” was a car mechanic, snapper fisherman, a certified HVAC technician, a lab technician at Monsanto, a master electrician at Ingall’s Shipyard, and a Class “B” wastewater treatment plant operator for People’s Water and ECUA in Pensacola. His long term career was with the University of West Florida, where he began as a wastewater treatment plant operator, advancing quickly to a maintenance and HVAC mechanic. He earned his Associate of Science degree in Building Construction at Pensacola State College while working full-time and ultimately became a Construction Project Manager for telecommunications design and installation in the UWF Facilities Construction Management Department. He retired from UWF in 2005 after 26 years of service. He was the recipient of a liver transplant from Ochsner Hospital on December 18, 2001, which gave him his second chance at life thanks to his donor, Rebekah. He would always say he had two birthdays, one in September and one in December. He was passionate about fast cars, fishing, hunting, and most recently, wood working. During his retirement he also volunteered as a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Escambia County Search and Rescue, as he felt it was his way of giving back to the community after his transplant. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.Chuck was a man full of many stories, a friend and mentor to all, a good husband, and a dad who cherished his family of girls. We have all been truly blessed to have shared our lives with him. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charitable organization.