May 21, 1949 - June 20, 2019
Funeral services for L. Dale Summers 70, of Henderson will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Bar None Cowboy church with Jason Taylor officiating. Interment will be at Rusk County Memorial Gardens under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson. Leonard Dale Summers died Thursday June 20, 2019 at his home after battling Cholangiocarcinoma under the care of Angel Care Hospice of Henderson. He was born May 21, 1949 in Dermott Arkansas and lived in East Texas for over 60 years. He began his career in Law Enforcement in Harris County in the constable department. He also began the first police department in Mount Enterprise TX where he served as Chief of Police. His career moved him to Henderson, Kilgore and then Flower Mound Police Departments. He worked in the Denton County DEA Drug Task Force. After moving back to Henderson Dale was Eastern District Supervisor of Texas for the US Marshall Service for 15 years. He helped open Bradshaw State Jail and served as Captain. Most of Dale’s career was spent at Rusk County Sheriff’s Office for seven different Sheriffs. He ended his career as Lieutenant over the CID Division. Family will receive friends from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, with services following on June 22, 2019 at Bar None Cowboy church. Survivors include his wife Cassandra Jo Summers of Henderson; sons Scott Summers of North Carolina, Dale F. and wife Dawn Summers of Pasadena; daughters Shana and husband Tony Gary of Longview, Rebecca and husband Brad Roy of Tyler, Kirby and husband Cody Edmondson of Longview; grandchildren Allison and husband Donald Patton of Kilgore, C.J. Gary of Austin, Brittany and husband Jamison Wright of Longview, Tyler and Ryder Edmonson of Longview, Lane Kelly of Longview and Maddix Roy of Tyler; and two great grandchildren Kinley and Bailey Patton of Kilgore, Brother Jerry Summers and wife Cindy of Lake Murval, and Brother in law Matt Holmes and wife Marilyn of Tyler. Numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Rusk County CID Sergeant’s Johnathan W. Rhodes, Roy P. Cavazoz Jr., Austin W. Wright, Shane S. Perrault, Russell D. Smith, Jamie L. Yocom, and Blake L. Humber. Honorary pallbearers will be Matt and Mason Holmes, Derek Chatham, Brian Burres, and Mike Castle. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordacrim.com.
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