CAMERON – David Keener Summers Jr., 81, of Cameron, died on February 26, 2022. David was the husband of the late Nancy Griffith Summers.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at the Cameron Memorial Cemetery in Cameron, with the Reverend David Battle and the Reverend James McGee officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, February 28 at Calhoun County Council Chambers, St. Matthews. Honored bearers will be Cooper Carter, Wally Haigler, Robert Johnson, John McLaughlin, Jep Price, Wes Price, Bill Price and Dave Price.
David was born on May 16, 1940 in Orangeburg, the son of the late David Keener Summers and the late Frances Olivia Bardin Summers. He graduated in 1958 from Cameron High School and graduated in 1962 from the University of South Carolina. He was co-owner of Golden Kernel Pecan Company and a board member of National Pecan Shellers. David served in the US Army Reserve.
David loved the Lord, his family and Calhoun County. He was elected to Calhoun County Council in 1979 and served until his death, serving as chairman for 41 years. He served as chairman of the Workers Comp Fund and the board of directors of the Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority. He has served as chairman of the board of directors for the Association of Counties of South Carolina, the Rotary Club of St. Matthews, and the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Dantzler Masonic Lodge, Orangeburg Elks Club, Commanding Officer of the St. Matthew American Legion Post 12 and the Sons of the American Revolution Battle of Eutaw Springs Chapter. David has also served on the University of South Carolina Board of Visitors. David was an active member of the Cameron Southern Methodist Church, serving on the Board of Trustees and as a member of the Board of Directors for Church Camp S&M Properties.
In 1991, David was awarded the Order of the Saw Palmetto by the late Governor Carroll A. Campbell and was twice awarded the President’s Cup by the South Carolina Counties Association. He was a true public servant and treasured all the friendships he made on the various committees and boards of Calhoun County and South Carolina.
David was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Summers Fogle and her husband Jerry; sons-in-law, Monty Cherup and Jeffrey Harvey; grandchildren, Elizabeth Salley Millender (Keith), Tyler Eugene Salley (Lizzy), Kathryn Olivia Summers Cherup (Chase), Sarah Cherup French (Dylan), David Montgomery Cherup, Felder Keener Fogle and Davis Summers Fogle; brother, Bill Summers and his wife, Penny; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also predeceased by his daughters, Kathryn Summers Cherup and Ashley Summers Harvey.
The family would like to thank Cassardra “Fry” Williams for her love and care of Mr. “D”, and George Collier for his loyal company.
The family requests that the memorials be sent to Cameron South Methodist Church, PO Box 616, Cameron, SC 29030; Tamassee DAR School, PO Box 8, Tamassee, SC 29686; or a charity of his choice.
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