Doyle W. Summers

June 9, 2024

Doyle W. Summers, 72, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024, with his loving family by his side.

Doyle was born to the late Fishel Summers and Willie Mae Summers on November 18, 1952, in Mobile, Alabama.

Doyle obtained his BS degree in Industrial Relations from the University of South Alabama.  He married and raised his family in Charlotte, NC and had a successful career working for companies including Scott Paper Company, Irving Paper Company, and Acosta. He was retired and resided in Lancaster, South Carolina. Doyle was a member of Forest Hill Church - Waxhaw Campus.

Doyle enjoyed hunting and fishing, and absolutely adored watching his grandkids play baseball.  He enjoyed teaching his grandkids the fundamentals of baseball & softball and did his best to watch every game!

Doyle was the yard-guy no matter where he lived and was the yard of the month winner in his neighborhood. 

In his youth, Doyle won the MVP Advanced Babe Ruth Award for baseball, eventually going on to play baseball at the University of South Alabama and played in the College World Series.

Doyle was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  He was one of the kindest people you would ever want to meet. His favorite saying was “It is what it is”.

He is survived by his wife of forty eight years, Kathy Towey Summers; his daughters, Tiffany Summers Wilson and husband Erik, and Ashley Lynn Summers; his grandchildren; Bryson Wesley Carrick, Faith Summers Carrick, Cheyanne Carrick, Sonora Martinez, and Joaquin Martinez,  his brothers Jackie Summers (wife Shirley), Ricky Summers (wife Elaine), David Summers (wife Lisa); and in-laws Tom Towey (wife Teri) and Mary Thomason; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his dog, Teddy.

In addition to his parents, Doyle was preceded in death by his brothers Wayne Summers (wife Doris), Ronnie Summers, and Stevie Summers.

A Celebration of Life for Doyle will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 19, 2024, Forest Hill Church – Waxhaw Campus. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that any donations or contributions in Doyle's honor be made to Forest Hill Church - Waxhaw Campus, 8120 Kensington Drive, Waxhaw, NC 28173

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at

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  • Paula and Tom Price

    Kathy and Family: Tom and I were so saddened to hear about Doyle's passing. Tom shared a lot of good times with Doyle at Acosta. I will never forget when ya'll invited us to dinner one night; ya'll introduced us to Blue Bell ice cream as we never had ice cream any better. He was a good guy and liked by all he met and just genuine too. Our prayers are with you all during this time.
    We love you!
    Paula and Tom Price
    Clayton, NC

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  • PhadionaColson

    Doyle had a pleasant smile,every time I saw him. He was
    very friendly and complimentary.
    You could tell he truly loved his family.
    Kathy and Tiffany, and all who knew him
    Will sorely miss him but in time the Lord will
    Heal your grief.
    Love to the entire family

  • Price Thomas

    Doyle was my Best friend And like a brother to me. I will truly miss our hour long phone calls. love him and his family.

  • Jan Austin

    Love and prayers for you, Kathy, Tiffany and Ashley and all the rest of the family. He was the best neighbor and friend anyone could ask for. Always ready to lend a hand! I am so grateful God brought your family into our families life. Many blessings and prayer in the days ahead love you all so much, Jan.