Saturday, July 20, 2024

James “ROD” Summerford, 68, of Yorktown

James “ROD” Summerford (Weymouth Funeral Home)

James “ROD” Summerford, 68, of Yorktown, VA passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2022, after a long battle with heart disease.  James grew up in Newport News, VA.  He loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Nascar. He worked at Colonial Williamsburg for 25 years and 15 years for Daily Press.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Betty Summerford of Newport News; his sister, MaryAnne Bottoms of North Carolina; and step-son, Wesley Shannon Fitchett. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Fitchett-Summerford of 40 years; step-son, Cliff Fitchett; and step-daughter, Julia Fitchett; two sisters, Carrie Young of Newport News, VA and Gerri Cawley of North Carolina; and a very special niece, Betty Jane Archer of North Carolina. He will also be missed by his special granddaughters, Erica Fitchett-Kurowski and Sofia Obregon; grandsons, James Fitchett, Paolo Obregon and Timothy Fitchett and close friends, Terry Kirby of Williamsburg, Va. and Pat Connley of Williamsburg, Va.

We invite all of James’s loved ones and friends to join us in celebrating the life of James “ROD” Summerford TO BE ANNOUNCED!Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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