Charles James Summey, Jr.

Saturday, May 26, 1956 - Thursday, November 2, 2023

In God's Care

Photo of Charles James Summey, Jr.  - 1956-2023

Charles James Summey, Jr. age 67, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina.

 A native of Haywood County, Charles was the youngest and only son of the late Charles Summey, Sr. and the late Novella Dunbar Summey.  Charles had been a dedicated employee of Carolina Metals in Asheville for several years. He loved NASCAR and he was Dale Earnhardt’s No#1 fan. He enjoyed spending time outdoors among the mountains where he was born and raised and going fishing every chance he could find. In his relaxing time Charles could be found watching wrestling.  He will forever be remembered as good and kind man and his precious memory will remain with his family and friends forever. We rejoice that Charles is in his Heavenly home on this day.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Karen Harvey who was the mother of his only son, Michael Allen Harvey, and who passed away in 2003, 19 years and 364 days before Charles; also his beloved sister, Era Lela Pless.

Surviving are his loving wife, Denise Summey and his only son, Michael Allen Harvey both of the home; his sisters, Margie Ann Gunter of Canton and Kathy Summey of Waynesville; step-daughters, Teressa Harvey of Clyde, Heather Early of Rocky Mount, NC and Jennifer Sluder and wife, Denise Sluder; his nephews, Sam, Mickey and Steven Pless, Jonathan and Wayne Jenkins; several cousins and many close friends.

To honor the request of Mr. Summey, no formal funeral services will be held.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Summey family.


Condolences from family and friends

Sending prayers to his family! I have known James since I was young! Him and Karen were my go to people when I was young and had problems with my mom!! He and my husband became wonderful friends and we spent alot of time together! Lost touch with him after the passing of Karen but never lost the love for him!! James or should I say Summey ,you will be missed !! Love ya !!!
James and Sandra Calloway
Glad to have known James and blessed to have spent time with him at my father's house earlier this year. Such a wonderful time with both of them before they went home to be with the Lord this year.
Teresa Pace(Harvey)
James i will forever miss you and love you forever i will everyone I miss you always and forever I love the family and miss you I’m so proud of you all for taking such good care of him I love you all
Denise Summey
I'm very sorry for your loss.I thought a lot of James.
Scott Ashe
God bless all of you at this sad time. We are so sorry we can't be with you, but our prayers and love are always with you. We love you.
Jack and Mildred passmore
To Kathy Summey and all of the family, I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. One by one we seem to leave this earth for the heavenly realms. May you be comforted in knowing that you will meet again, just as Jesus promised. In Sympathy, Sharon
Sharon Byers Conner