William John Summers

January 31, 1938July 21, 2021

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

William John Summers, age 83, of Austin, Texas passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. William was born January 31, 1938.

A visitation for William will be held Friday, July 30, 2021 from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX 78749. Immediately following will be the funeral service proceeded by the graveside service. William will be buried at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park at 6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX 78749.

Please join the family at Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen after the graveside service to share memories and enjoy refreshments. The restaurant is located at 4301 West William Cannon Dr, Suite D, Austin, TX 78749. All friends and family are welcome.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Summers family.

Psalm 23:

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul;

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me;

Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me;

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;

Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


  • Visitation

    Friday, July 30, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 30, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 30, 2021


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Richard Summers

July 24, 2021

I always said that my Dad had a "Heart of Gold" He was a kind soul that saw only the best in people, never the worst. He is now surely in Heaven, reunited with my Mother. He battled with Kidney disease and dialysis treatments for the last three years, and had his good days and bad. Diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer this past January, went through the Chemo treatments but the cancer was too advanced and aggressive. The doctors did the best they could and kept his pain to a minimum. He had pain but did not suffer in the extreme. He was extremely proud of his military service, serving two tours in Vietnam and earning several medals including a bronze star. His only regret was he did not have more time to see and visit all of his many friends and family members especially "his babies". He will be sorely missed on earth, But welcomed as a shining star or the new Angel in heaven.