Robin Sommers, age 49


Robin Sommers, age 49, passed away at home on January 4, 2014.

He was born on July 13, 1964 in Elizabethton, Tenn. Robin is a native of the Central Community of Elizabethton, Tenn. He has resided the last 16 years in Fayette County, Ga.

He was a 1982 graduate of Gateway Christian School, Bristol, Tenn. and attended Clearwater Christian College, Clearwater, Fla. where he was on the soccer team. He worked for over 30 years in the food broker industry. He was lovingly known as the “Candyman” because of his desire to share his cookies and candy with everyone. He was a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church. In recent years he volunteered with the athletic and band booster programs in the local high schools. He tirelessly worked with the Peachtree City Warrior Lacrosse Team and founded the Southside United Lacrosse Team, an all-acceptance team for young women. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh and give back to the community. Robin’s most cherished accomplishment was his children, Jordan and Breanna.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Clay and Georgia Buckles; John and Mary Sommers; John and Georgia Kyte; all of Elizabethton and Haskell and Mary Ruth Pierce of Butler, Tenn. Also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Jack Kyte and uncles, Sonny Buckles and Gary Whitson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Jacqueline Kristie Kyte Sommers, Fayetteville, Ga. Two children, Jordan Clay-Pierce Sommers, of the home, and Breanna Robin Sommers, Rhodes College, Memphis. His parents John E. and Goldia Buckles Sommers of Johnson City; a brother, John C. Sommers, Johnson City; mother-in-law Judy Pierce Kyte; sister-in law and brother-in-law Wayne and Jennifer Ellis all of Elizabethton. Survived by uncles Richard Pierce and Douglas Pierce. Aunts Jenanette Buck, Sherry Montgomery, Elizabeth Whitson, and Marcy Buckles. Nephews Kevin and Clayton Sommers; Jack and Wyatt Ellis, and niece Victoria Sommers.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations for the Sommers family through Delta Community Credit Union.