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Jack Summers, a gifted musician and luthier, passed away Thursday, February 17th, 2022 at his home in Mt. Shasta, CA. He was 77 years old.

A committed Christian and family man, Jack was born Jack Charles Summers on September 2, 1944, to Herb and Marie Summers in Chico, CA. He fondly remembered camping with his parents and three siblings, participating in Boy scouts, and working on their small family farm in Durham, CA. In high school, Jack became an accomplished track-and-field sprinter and guitar player.

Following graduation, Jack spent time working for the U.S. Forest Service, in McCloud, CA, as a fire-fighter. At a local dance, Jack met the love of his life, Patti Arden Parker of Weed, CA. After a short courtship, they married in 1966 at a small ceremony at his parent’s farm amongst family and friends.

Jack and Patti settled in McCloud, CA where they raised their two sons, Mike and Jeff. Jack worked as a saw-filer until he retired in 2006. Jack always played music, picking up the mandolin, banjo, bass, violin, and piano. In his later years, Jack enjoyed playing bluegrass with local Siskiyou County bands and learned to build his own stringed instruments which he loved to give away to friends and family.

In addition to his wife, Patti, and sons, Jeff and Mike, Jack is survived by his daughter-in-laws, Jen and Abi, several grandchildren, his nephew Chuck, and many other loving family members.

Jack passed away, at home, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with COPD. In place of flowers, the family requests that Jack’s friends and family share their stories, memories, and pictures of Jack, as well as donations to help with memorial expenses and to support his widow, Patti at https://everloved.com/life-of/jack-summers/

Please join us for a celebration of life service to be held on March 5, 2022 at 1:30 PM at Mountain Christian Fellowship, 2324 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. in Mt. Shasta, CA. Jack will be dearly missed by everyone who knew hiim.

Posted online on March 01, 2022

Published in Mount Shasta Herald