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Oak Ridge Memorial Park
Monday July 8th, 2019

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Rita Back Summers (McCarty)

Obituary of Rita Back Summers (McCarty)

Rita Back Summers (McCarty), age 67, of Clinton, TN passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 3,2019 at her home in Clinton. She loved her family, children and grandchildren. Rita enjoyed gardening and her flowers. She was a person of faith and was a member of New York Avenue Church of Christ in Oak Ridge, TN.

Rita is preceded in death by her father, Frederick Back; and husband, Lee Roy "Hot Shot" Summers.

She is survived by her mother, Volena Back of Clinton, TN; husband, Clayton McCarty of Clinton, TN; daughters, Kelly Davis of Clinton, TN, Angela Page (Randy) of Clinton, TN, and Amie Davis of Clinton, TN; brother, Steve Back (Kim) of Clinton, TN; sister, Peggy Back (Donald Hight) of Powder Springs, GA; grandchildren, Alexus Lamb, Blake Daugherty, Buddy Page, Jackson Davis, and Jordan Page; nephews, Josh Fowler, and Justin Fowler; niece, Natosha Ledbetter. Rita also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends.

At Rita's request in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Little Ponderosa Zoo in Clinton, TN

Rita's family and friends will have a graveside service for her at 11:00am on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge, TN. Rita's funeral procession from the mortuary going to the cemetery will leave no later than 10:30am. Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements.

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I was so saddened to learn of Rita's passing. Certainly many great memories with Rita from childhood days. Hugs, love and prayers to all the family: Aunt Sis, Steve, Peggy, Amie and Angie. Victoria (Back) Cowan

Victoria (Back) Cowan Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM

Amie, so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you comfort.

Jennifer Jenks Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM

Sis,Your loving smile and heart will always shine bright in me. Sis I will have a difficult time without you!! Please kiss my daddy and I will be here taking good care of our mom. I promise to do my very best but my best was only with you. I love you so much and cant believe that God had a plan for you so soon. I love you Rita

Peggy Back Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rita Summers (McCarty)

Peggy Back Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your lose and our family send thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

Steven Summers Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM

Candle for our dearest friend Rita who will shine down on all of you with the light of this candle. She is at peace and with her daddy.

Rick & Debbie Hartzell Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rita Summers (McCarty)

Rick & Debbie Hartzell Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM

Amie, Angela, Clayton We are very sorry for your loss and still can't believe that Rita is no longer here. She always had a laugh and was hugging us. We used to share stories at the condo every year. It will be hard not having here with us all and sitting by te pool talking. We have watch our kids and grand babies grow up togetherr and Rick playing with Buddy, Jackson and Jordan at the pool. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all

Rick & Debbie Hartzell Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM

Sis, Steve, and Peggy, I remember fondly the friendship our families shared for so many years and my heart breaks for you over Ritas death. I pray that in time the shock and sorrow will be replaced with sweet memories. Know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Love, Hugh and Robyn

Robyn (Swindle) Glaze Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. Your mom was a great woman!

Savannah Justice Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM

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