James P. Summers, Jr., saved Kenneth A. and Evelyn S. King from burning, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, June 5, 1994. King, 71, and his wife, 70, were trapped in their motor home, which had overturned and caught fire in a highway accident. A friend traveling behind them, Summers, 57, lumber company manager, witnessed the accident. Summers ran to the burning vehicle and, after using his fire extinguisher to diminish the flames, kicked out the broken windshield and crawled inside. He seized King, who was unconscious, and dragged him through the windshield, then re-entered for Mrs. King, who was restrained by her seat belt. Summers cut the belt with a knife and assisted Mrs. King out of the burning wreckage. The motor home was destroyed by flames. Mr. and Mrs. King required hospitalization for extensive injuries, Mrs. King’s including second-degree burns. Summers recovered from a cut arm.
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Jerry Summers, 73, died on Nov. 1, 2010, at his home in Oviedo, Fla. He was born in Bristol, Pa., to James and Pauline Summers.
Summers moved to Miami in 1947 and graduated from Miami Technical School. He then joined the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge, he owned and operated Family Hut Lumber & Building Materials, Inc., in Oviedo for 20 years. He retired in 1998.
The love of Summers’s life was his wife, Pat, and he had three children, Cindy, Gary, and Brian. He also remained close to his ex-wife, Frances, and daughter-in-law, Joy.
(Edited from an obituary provided by the family.)