Robert Edward “Eddie” Summers, 73, of Statesville, N.C., died Monday, December 9, 2019, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Summers was born in Iredell County on July 20, 1946, to the late Ralph Moit Summers and Aldenia King Summers.

Eddie was the Fire Chief at Central Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, loved supporting his grandkids at sporting events and was retired from farming.

Survivors include five sons, David (Lisa), Doyle (Pam), Darrell (Teresa), Danny, and Donnie; seven grandkids, Jason Travis, Tanner, Morgan, Jadyn, Taylor, and Gavin; a sister, Sylvia Church (Gary); nephews, Jonathon Morrison and Jamie Morrison; and the mother of his children, Barbara Summers.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 2 p.m. at New Prospect Baptist Church with Pastor Josh Byrd officiating. The family will visit with friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to Nicholson Funeral Home, 135 E. Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677 to help with funeral costs. Fond memories and condolences may be left at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Summers family.