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James "Jim" Summers

June 4, 1941 — December 30, 2020

James “Jim” Summers, age 79, of French Lick, Indiana, formerly of Anderson, Indiana, passed away peacefully on December 30th, 2020.  Jim had recently fought a courageous battle against cancer.

He was born in Anderson, Indiana on June 4th, 1941 to Harry K. Summers and Rozan V. (Borsody) Summers.

Jim was preceded in death by his Parents; (4) Aunts; Several Cousins and dear friend Paul Fornier.

He graduated from Markleville High School where he was a varsity baseball letterman.  Following high school, he was training with a major league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals when he suffered a traumatic shoulder injury.  He therefore opted to become a student at Ball State University.  

Jim then pursued a career as a firefighter where he was known by many as “Summertime”, and retired from the Anderson Fire Department.

He enjoyed sports, gardening, fishing, history, and nature.  

Jim was loved by many – he was kind, generous, and he made people laugh.  He loved his family and his cat Tom, and was very proud of his grandchildren.  He will be missed greatly.

He is survived by:

(2) Daughters Marla Cole of Indiana
Chrystal Summers and partner Stephen Darko of Hawaii

(4) Grandchildren Kayla, Blake and Evan Cole, and Moses Summer-Darko

Cremation was chosen.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made on our website – 

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