John E. Sommer, Jr.
April 07, 1948 ‒ August 06, 2020
John E. Sommer, Jr., 72, of Delaware, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville.
John was born on April 7, 1948 in Charleston, West Virginia, son of the late J.E. Sommer, Sr. and Ilene (Smith) Sommer. He was a graduate of the Point Pleasant High School. He attended Marshall University in West Virginia, and then later attended Illinois State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Agra-Business. Following college, John had worked for Provet Veterinary Supplies for 20 years, first in Indianapolis and then in 1982, he moved to Ohio where he continued to work for Provet. On November 3, 1984, John married Elizabeth Davenport, the love of his life. After his retirement from Provet, John worked as a substitute teacher at Big Walnut Middle School. John was very interested in genealogy and in 2018, accompanied by his cousin, Dick Sommer, John was able to fulfill his lifelong dream of spending ten days in Germany, meeting relatives, and visiting the homes of his ancestors. John was a member of the Ohio Chapter of Palatines to American Genealogy Society. He enjoyed watching The Ohio State Football games and listening to old time rock-n-roll music. John also had a love of old muscle cars, and especially enjoyed the time spent with his son John, III getting his Barracuda prepared to take to the Mopar Nationals.
Surviving is his loving wife, Elizabeth K. Sommer; his son, John E. Sommer, III of Wheelersburg, Ohio; sister-in-law, Sharon Sommer, Denton, TX; niece, Anna (Andrew) Fisher, Denton, TX; and nephew, Matthew (Lauren) Sommer, Phoenix, AZ; great nephew, Zeke Fisher and great nieces, Ziva and Zyana, Denton, TX.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, James C. Sommer.
A memorial service to Celebrate John’s life will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 22, 2020 with visitation for one hour from 2-3 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware.
The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve John’s family.
John’s family would like to thank the emergency staff at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s, and a special thanks to Chaplain Chris for his help and comforting words.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1699 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223 or to the Harmony Baptist Church, 16814 Kanawha valley Road, Southside, West Virginia 25187.
To share a memory or to leave a condolence for John’s family, please visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com