Doris E Summitt

Born in Garfield, KY on July 20, 1934

Departed on January 13, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mrs. Doris E. Summitt age 85 of Hendersonville, TN. passed away on Monday January 13th 2020. A graveside service for Doris will be held on Friday January 17th at 11:00AM at Garfield Cemetery in Garfield Ky. The family will receive visitors at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Thursday January 16th from 5:00PM – 8:00PM.

Doris leaves behind a loving legacy. She was born in Garfield Kentucky on a small farm. In life she was known by many as Dottie, she never met a stranger. She loved flowers and gardening and watching birds. She married Donald J. Summitt in September of 1954. They would go on to spend the next 65 years together.

Doris is preceded in death by her father Enos Bruner, mother Mary Haynes, brother William E. Bruner, brother Tom Bruner and sister Jean Bruner Davis.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years Donald J. Summit. Her son Steve & (Diane) Summitt. Brother Robert E. Bruner as well as numerous nieces & nephews.

Doris was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend to all. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Flowers are accepted. Alternatively memorial contributions can be made in Doris’ honor to St. Judes Children’s Hospital. These donations can be made at

5 Comments to Doris E Summitt

  1. Ethen Cooke
    January 15, 2020 4:26 pm

    Don&Steve I’m sorry for your loss. I found her while looking for someone else.I
    As usual am a day late . I would have certainly come pay my respects. Mom & Dad , Tammy and myself I can say with complete confidence loved Doris very much.

  2. Robert Bruner
    January 16, 2020 1:23 pm

    I miss you already Dottie. I will save you a piece of
    Derby Pie in the spring.
    I love you.


  3. Lula Belle (Moore) Carman
    January 16, 2020 1:55 pm

    So sorry to hear. I’ve known the Bruner family most of my life. I talked to Bobby not too long ago. Around 1949 my dad bought the farm from Mr Enos Bruner (where Doris grew up). I think I was about nine years old so I grew up on that farm. Me and my late husband bought the farm from my mom and dad around 1968 I think. Mom and daddy bought the house in Garfield that Mr and Mrs Enos Bruner owned.

  4. Patricia O’Gorman
    January 16, 2020 3:17 pm

    Thankful for all memories we shared, I will miss you.
    When I see a hummingbird , I will think of your love and

    Love Patty

  5. Michelle & Lester
    January 16, 2020 11:56 pm

    Michelle & Lester Gooding

    My sweet friend Dottie, I will miss you until we meet again on that great getting up morning. Lester and I will cherish the many many memories we shared. We love you, so sleep on until Jesus comes.

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