Orvil Lee Summers, known to most as Lee, of Villa Ridge, MO, departed this life at his home on February 5, 2021, having reached the age of fifty-six years, five months and twenty days. Orvil was born in Kirkwood, MO, on August 16, 1964, son of Lester Roy Summers and Erma M. Summers nee DeWolfe. As a young man he was blessed to have one son. On August 12, 1989, he was united in marriage to Joyce Marie Lowe and four children came to bless this union.
Lee is survived by his wife, Joyce Summers of Villa Ridge, MO; by his sons, Tyler Summers of Villa Ridge and Jerrod Twyman of Stoutville, MO; by two daughters, Tessa Summers of Pacific, MO and Savannah Summers of Villa Ridge; by his mother, Erma Summers of St. Clair, MO; by his brother, Russell Summers of St. Clair; by three sisters, Judy Farmer and husband, Robert, of St. Clair, Kathy Summers of St. Clair and Tammy Summers of St. Clair; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Lee was preceded in death by his father, Lester Summers; by one daughter, Katrina Summers, and by his infant sister, Mary Summers.
Lee was a Christian having been raised in the Baptist faith and believing in the Lord as his Savior. Throughout most of his working career, he was a self-employed mechanic. He loved rebuilding old cars and building model cars. Lee loved the outdoors, whether fishing or camping or just going for walks. He especially enjoyed having barbeques. What meant most to him was time spent with family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will be treasured by them all forever.
A kind and loving husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
A private committal will take place at a later date. The family of Orvil Lee Summers entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO.