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Mr. Rodney Wade Summerford, age 73, of Daphne, Alabama, formerly of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Thursday, August 16th, 2012.

A Celebration of his life held 3:00 p.m., Monday, August 20th, 2012, at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church.  A reception at the church to follow the service.

He retired in 2007 from Volkert & Associates after 44 years of service.  Rodney loved his family, his church, Alabama football and golf.  He was a member of Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church where he was serving as an active Elder, he previously served as a Deacon at Westminster Presbyterian and Springhill Presbyterian church in Mobile, Alabama.  He was a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.S, in Civil Engineering .  He served as President of A.S.C.E. and A.S.P.E.  Mr. Summerford was honored as outstanding fellow of the Department of Civil Engineering, as a Distinguished Fellow for the college of engineering at the University of Alabama.  He served as president of Skyline Country Club, and of the Capstone Engineering Society for University of Alabama and Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucy Summerford of Daphne, AL.; 1 son, Dennis (Marguerite) Summerford of Fairhope, AL.; 1 sister, Susan (Mark) Burleson of Hamilton, AL.; 3 grandchildren, Ryan, Lauren and Ashley; nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert P. “R.P.” and Megan Kathrine Fite Summerford, (of Hamilton, Alabama); 1 sister, Dani Suzzan Summerford; and grandparents, Hugh Jennings and Kate Frederick Fite.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to the Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church or your favorite charity.

Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Daphne, AL directing.

Published in the Press-Register from August 17 to August 19, 2012

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