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“Nia, I was heartbroken to learn of your dad's passing. I'm truly sorry that I did not hear the news in time to attend services for him. Your mom and...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Sandy Webb - Hot Springs Village, AR

“I was happy to get to know Nathan. He was very personable. I know Nancy was waiting for him. Rest in eternity Nathan. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Debra Fanning - Cordova, TN

“Was saddened to hear about Nathan's passing. Our family thought so much of him and Nancy. You all will be in our prayers. Kerry and Georgia Summitt &...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Kerry Summitt - Jonesboro, AR

“I am sad to learn Nathan had passed on. He was truly a great guy and will be sorely missed. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry Bishop - New Concord, KY

“I had such a lovely time in March visiting Nathan at his home with Nia and Summitt. He was a gracious host and loved sharing Arkansas with us. I know...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Diane Jones - Alamo, CA - Friend

“Dear Nia, I was so very saddened when I heard of the passing of your dad. He was always so welcoming and jolly when I visited in your home, and...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Loretta Reid - Dexter, MO

“Although I saw Nathan only onece since high school I know he was a great fellow and will be sorely missed. CHS Class of 1958. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Charles R. HarrisonHS - Friend

“Nia, there are no words that can say what the passing of parents do to us. I can only say that I know how much they loved you and their grand kids. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Carolyn Dearien Lovett - Florence, AL

“Nia, my sincere sympathy to you and your family. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Nadine Kelley

“Just wanted you all to know we are praying for your family ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Cheryl Milam Howell - Friend

“Nia, lindel and I are so very sorry to hear about your dad's untimely death. We though so much of him. We have plans to be out of town the day of...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Norma Turner - Jonesboro, AR

“I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Nathan's passing. Nathan and I go back a long way... went to school together, played cowboy and Indians and...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Dennis Hyde - Friend

“So sad to hear of Nathan's passing. He and Nancy were so wonderful to us and our children when we worked with the church at Samford. May God richly...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Barry and Rea Sellers - Florence, AL

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Nathan. I enjoyed going to school with him at Cardwell High. He was a good friend and I so enjoyed his sense of...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Arlus Wagner Blackwell - Imperial, MO

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Nathan. I enjoyed going to school with him at Cardwell High. He was a good friend and I so enjoyed his sense of...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Arlus Wagner Blackwell - Imperial, MO

James Nathan Summitt, 78, of Blytheville, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Nathan was born in Cardwell, Missouri to C.E. and Rena (Burcham) Summitt. Nathan received his undergraduate degree from ASU and his Master's in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas. He worked at Agrico Chemical Company in Blytheville and retired from there. He was an active member of Samford Church of Christ and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Faith and family were most important to Nathan. He and his beloved wife Nancy were long time members of the Samford Church of Christ in Holland, Missouri. The lovingly worked at the church teaching and serving others. Nathan led singing at the church for many years. Both Nathan and Nancy volunteered many hours at Children's Homes, Inc. in Paragould, Arkansas; a place they hold dear to their hearts. Both Nathan and Nancy lived their faith and loved helping others.
Nathan was especially proud of his grandchildren Trey and Summitt. He loved spending time with them and often talked fondly of them to his friends, especially his "coffee drinking buddies".
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Summitt; his parents; and brother and sister, Bud Summit and Helen Kirk.
Nathan leaves his daughter, Nia Summitt Wright (Tom) of Alamo, California; a sister, Amy Lambert (Harwell) of Ironton, Missouri; and two grandchildren, Trey and Summitt Wright.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 16th at 2:00 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Cardwell, Missouri. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at Cobb Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Children's Homes, Inc., 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, Arkansas 72450.

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