William Luther Summers was born August 16, 1950 in High Springs, Florida. Bill, age 70, died at his Miami home on July 9, 2021 under the care of Hospice. Bill leaves behind his loving wife, Christine Summers, to whom he was married for 35 years. He also leaves behind his beloved three sons: Greg McCann Summers, Jeffrey McCall Summers, and Troy Asa Maness (Jennifer Maroon Maness). “Bull” is also survived by two adorable granddaughters, Baylee Maroon Maness and Rylee-Jo Maroon Maness. Dolores S. McNeill, Bill’s sister, still resides in High Springs, FL with other extended family. Bill is pre-deceased by his brother Capus Guy Summers, Jr.
Bill attended the University of Florida where he received his undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering in 1973. He received a certification as a Registered Professional Engineer in 1978. He then worked for Southern Bell in Miami, FL from 1973-1982. He later graduated with a master’s of science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami in 1982. Bill attended law school at the University of Miami from 1982-1985. He graduated with his Juris Doctorate from UM in 1985. After practicing at several law firms, Bill became a founding partner of Lane, Reese & Summers PA in 1995, retiring in December 2020.
Bill had many interests and associations during his life. He was very active as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts and was a member of both the Sigma Tau Fraternity and the Florida Engineering Society. He was a member of the Christ the King Lutheran Church and an active participant on the church council. Bill was also a captain in the United States Air Force Reserve from which he received an Honorable Discharge in 1988. Bill loved Florida and had a lifelong love of the water; he participated in sailing, boating, skiing, kayaking and other water sports. He loved the sport of football, and as one friend noted, “He was a proud “Gator” and a reluctant “Hurricane.” Bill was a noble spirit and true friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Memorial service will be held to honor Bill at Christ the King Lutheran Church at 11295 SW 57th Avenue, Miami, FL 33156 on Saturday, July 24th at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Easterseals of South Florida Headstart Program (easterseals.com) or to the South Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America (sfcbsa.org).
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