Robert D. Sommers, 98, of London died Wednesday, September 22, 2021, in his residence.
Born October 2, 1922, in Bourneville, Ohio, he was a son of Nelson D. and Laura (Hill) Sommers.
A well-known lifelong farmer, Bob was active in many organizations including being a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church, where he ushered for many years, Chandler Lodge #138 F & AM, OES #386 where he was a past Worthy Patron 13 times, IOOF #70, London, Guernsey Breeders Association, member and past President of London Rotary Club where he won man of the year and the Joe Yoder farmer of the year. He was a member of most of these organizations for over 65 years. In 1999, he was inducted in the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame. Bob also won the Ohio State Fair Premier Guernsey Breeder for 15 consecutive years, while also serving as the assistant Cattle Superintendent for 26 consecutive years.
Survivors include his son and daughter in law Robert D. and Denise Sommers of Middletown, daughter Jane Brock of South Solon; five grandchildren Susan Green of Illinois, Bridget (Jon) McMillen of Lewis Center, Brian (Savannah) Brock of South Solon, Lorraine (Adrian) Terry of London and Rob (Chelsea) Sommers of Georgia; two step grandchildren Jessica Kalmus of Middletown and Lauren Caudill of Gratis; 12 great grandchildren; sister Martha (Ralph) Turley of Orient; nieces and nephews; and caregiver Michelle Budd of London.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Elizabeth, son in law Stephen Brock, sisters Bea Winfough and Florence Cryder and brother Clarence Sommers.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, September 25, 2021, in the First United Methodist Church of London with Pastor Dave Leckrone officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the church from 10 AM until time of services Saturday.
Memorials in Bob’s name may be sent to the First united Methodist Church of London, 52 N. Main Street, London, Ohio 43140.
Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.