Terence T.J. "Sarge" Summers
August 29, 1938 – October 10, 2019
Mr. Terence TJ (Sarge) Summers of Saks passed away on Thursday, October 10th at Anniston RMC following an illness. His loving kindness, generous spirt, charming wit and family paternal guidance will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.
TJ is survived by his wife of 60 years Magdalena, his Daughter Leah Brooks (David) of Fort Payne, his daughter Teresa Summers (Jim Grimes) of Hinesville, Ga, his son Terence Summers Jr. (Jean) of Ludowici, Ga, and his son Michael Summers (Marie) of Oneonta. Mr. Summers’ rich family life included his grandchildren, Kelly Brooks (Kyle Craven) of Fort Payne, Eric Dusan (Nicole) of Port Orange, Fl, Kristal Almond (Morris) of Bremen, Ga, Catrina Baker (John) of Colorado Springs, Co, David Brooks (Rachel) of Powder Springs, Ga, Megan Grimes (Fiancée Zach Thorn) of Hinesville, Ga, Onna Andrews of Oneonta, Loren Baldwin of Oneonta, Andrew Summers of Oneonta, Terry Jean Summers of Ludowici, Ga, and his great-grandchildren, Natalie Friery, Alexis Craven, and Ty Brooks, of Fort Payne, Amber and Alyssa Dusan of Port Orange, Fl, Scarlet and Mia Baker of Colorado Springs, Co, and Olivia Brooks of Powder Springs, Ga.
TJ moved his family to Anniston in 1973 when he was assigned to Fort McClellan, Alabama as the US Army’s Senior NCO Kennel Master of the Fort’s Military Police where he retired in 1978. He was a decorated soldier, as a recipient of the Soldier’s Medal. After 5 years in the Anniston area, TJ and family decided to put down roots and make it their adopted hometown. Soon after retiring from the Army, TJ began a second career as a Deputy Sheriff of Calhoun County, where he rose to the rank of Chief Assistant Deputy under his longtime friend Sheriff Roy Snead.
TJ was stalwart for local Law Enforcement Community where he served and protected Calhoun County for 21 years. His people skills, great character and a reputation for being dependable and forthright in his dealings with the citizens and tough issues was legendary. He made friends of the people and had always a watchful eye for the public welfare, which extended past retirement as a local “Speak Out” opinion writer in the Anniston Star. Terence TJ (Sarge) Summers was the epitome of the motto “protect and serve” and will be sorely missed by the Community.
Services are planned for Monday, October 14th at Chapel Hill in Saks where a visitation will be held at 2 pm and his life celebration at 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria or any animal welfare shelter.
- Magdelena Summers, Wife
- Leah (David) Brooks, Daughter
- Teresa (Jim Grimes) Summers, Daughter
- Terence (Jean) Summears Jr., Son
- Michael (Marie) Summers, Son
- Kelly (Kyle Craven) Brooks, Grandchild
- Eric (Nicole) Dusan, Grandchild
- Kristal (Morris) Almond, Grandchild
- Catrina (John) Baker, Grandchild
- David (Rachael) Brooks, Grandchild
- Megan Grimes (Fiancee) Zach Thorn, Grandchild
- Onna Andrews, Grandchild
- Loren Baldwin, Grandchild
- Andrew Summers, Grandchild
- Terry Jean Summers, Grandchild
- Nataline Friery, Great Grandchild
- Alexis Craven, Great Grandchild
- Ty Brooks, Great Grandchild
- Amber and Alyssa Dusan, Great Grandchild
- Mia Baker, Great Grandchild
- Olivia Brooks, Great Grandchild
- Visitation Monday, October 14, 2019
- Celebration of Life Monday, October 14, 2019