Johnny Russ Summers, 74, of Coffeen, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 6:20 p.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Olive Hill Cemetery in Coffeen, IL. Burial will be at Olive Hill Cemetery in Coffeen, IL. Rev. Jeff Hemken, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL, will officiate.
Mr. Summers was born on July 22, 1947 in Vincennes, IN, to the late John and Marjorie (Wright) Summers. He was a coal miner in Coffeen, IL from 1964 to 1988 and then later retired from Crown III Mine in Macoupin County, IL. He married Mildred E. Traylor on June 21, 1975 in Hillsboro, IL. She preceded on May 23, 2012. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA).
Mr. Summers is survived by his son, David (wife Jodi) Summers of Coffeen, IL; one grandson, Brayden Summers; four step-grandchildren, Tyler Huber, Taylor Huber, Katelynn Huber, and Ryan Marley; two great grandchildren, Sterling Elizabeth Huber and Jesse Everett Huber; two sisters, Toni K. (husband Steve) Barnes of Hillsboro, IL, and Vicki J. (husband Jim) Petcher of Hillsboro, IL; and one grand-dog, Jackson.
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