Jeremiah 29:11-13: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good, and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for Me wholeheartledy, you will find Me.”
Robin Clay Sommers, 49, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, January 4, 2014. He was born on July 13, 1964 in Elizabethton, Tenn. Robin was a native of the Central Community of Elizabethton, Tenn. He had resided the last 16 years in Fayette County, Ga.
He was a 1982 graduate of Gateway Christian School, Bristol, Tenn., and Clearwater Christian College, Clearwater, Fla., where he was on the soccer team. He worked for over 30 years in the food broker industry. He was lovingly known as the “Candyman” because of his desire to share his cookies and candy with everyone. He was a devout Christian and loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church. In recent years he volunteered with the athletic and band booster programs in the local high schools. He tirelessly worked with the Peachtree City Warrior Lacrosse Team and founded the Southside United Lacrosse Team, an all-acceptance team for young women. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh and give back to the community. Robin’s most cherished accomplishment was his children, Jordan and Breanna.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clay and Georgia Buckles, John and Mary Sommers, John and Georgia Kyte, all of Elizabethton, and Haskell and Mary Ruth Pierce of Butler, Tenn. He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Jack Kyte, and uncles, Sonny Buckles and Gary Whitson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Jacqueline Kristie Kyte Sommers, Fayetteville, Ga.; two children, Jordan Clay-Pierce Sommers, of the home, and Breanna Robin Sommers, Rhodes College, Memphis; his parents, John E. and Goldia Buckles Sommers, Johnson City; a brother, John C. Sommers, Johnson City; mother-in-law, Judy Pierce Kyte; sister-in law and brother-in-law, Wayne and Jennifer Ellis, all of Elizabethton; uncles, Richard Pierce, Douglas Pierce, Bob Buck and Gary Montgomery; aunts, Jeanette Buck, Sherry Montgomery, Elizabeth Whitson and Marcy Buckles; nephews, Kevin and Clayton Sommers and Jack and Wyatt Ellis; and niece, Victoria Sommers. Several cousins also survive.
There will be a celebration of life for Robin Sommers on Friday, January 10, at 11 a.m. at the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pastor Gary Montgomery will deliver the message.
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