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Mike Sommers from Dallas, GA, at 44 years of age passed away from pancreatic cancer on December 27, 2021, at 3:00 AM. Mike was proudest of his loving relationship with his wife Shauna whom were childhood sweethearts that reconnected later in life and were married for 15 years. He loved Christmas and he loved his Pugs: Patty (his little girl), Marcie (get the concept - Charlie Brown), and Tuck the rescue from Tennessee. He had an outgoing personality and loved life. His smile and laughter were infectious and endearing. He will be terribly missed but will continue to be a part of many of our lives and we will see him again at Heaven’s gate!

He was a devoted Automotive Technician for many years, (which included shop foreman and technical trainer) he took pride in his career with Audi, Mercedes, and Volkswagen. He dedicated his life offering help and assistance to others and in many instances, he would stretch himself thin, but would always dress up and show up!

He had a passion for woodworking which included the installation of wood flooring, multiple items he built throughout his home; cooking which included grilling, barbecuing, smoking, and trying different techniques, the latest being the challenge of cooking on a “WOK”; He had a great understanding and knowledge of computers; He enjoyed making beer and even wine during a period in his life and he was always coming up with a new challenge to conquer.

He loved music! When he came home from work to unwind, he would crank up the music listening to some classic rock and some country artists, especially Hank Willams Jr. Some of Mike and Shauna’s best memories were hanging out on the patio and grilling a good meal, and spending time together.

After Mike’s stroke in 2018 - he worked hard in rehab to bring himself back to enjoying life at its fullest - it was a hard journey but he succeeded - and then the disappointment of finding out in January this year, that he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, he continued to fight a good battle throughout this year until he succumbed to cancer.

Surviving family members include his wife, Shauna Whitten Sommers; his mother, Carol Schilling Sommers, and also his stepmom, Linetta Huston Sommers, whom all helped guide him through trials and tribulations and was always there to listen, up and until the very end; also survived by his sister, Jessica Sommers; his nephews Ashton Martin and Colton Grostefon; and preceding Mike’s death was his father, Ray Sommers.

Farewell and visitation is on Sunday, January 2nd from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Georgia Funeral Care & Cremation Services, at 4671 South Main Street, Suite 110, Acworth, GA 30101.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date!

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to pancan.org as more research is desperately needed in hopes of finding a cure for this deadly cancer.

10 Comments To "Mike Sommers"

Libby Torbush On Jan 02 2022 at 11pm
It surely seems that Shauna and Mike needed more years together here on earth...how our hearts ache for her that he is gone so soon. As you savor the time you shared and your pugs comfort you as best they can, know you are in our prayers with much love, dear Shauna. Praying Jesus is assuring you of His love and reminding you that you will see him again in Heaven. Reply to this comment
Adrienne Kush On Dec 31 2021 at 9pm
Mike, I’ll never forget the time spent at your house on Forrest bluff with your sister Jessie. Always working on cars and jamming to music. Your smile was infectious and you were always willing to help. So happy you were able to be home and at peace. You will be missed terribly by those near and far. Thank you for such a great fight! Keep an eye out for us down here and most certainly enjoy your body renewed! Until we meet again, God bless. Reply to this comment
Danny Poffenberger On Dec 31 2021 at 3pm
Although we never got to meet in person i always knew you were my kind of friend. Our lives paralleled in so many ways. I remember our conversations about the Fire Disc and i am glad you got to use it for you and Shauna. Fly high Mike and we will meet one day on the other side. Reply to this comment
Yours Truly On Dec 31 2021 at 3pm
Dear Michael, I still remember the first time we met on summer evening in 1976. Your eyes were o bright and inquisitive! Evan at such a young age you had a bright and engaging personality that brightened the lives of everyone around you. After your move to Georgia our families shared some great times on Lake Allatoona, putting in at Kellogg Creek and our boats playing tag across Allatoona Landing as we headed out to the anchorage at Illinois Creek. Like all young boys you were always ready to splash and play, but you also had a ready hand to make the good times possible. It is said that nobody can take away a man's honor, but he can surrender it in an instant. You have always presented yourself to the world as a man of strength and fortitude, who's honor would never be questioned. You learned well at the loving hands of your mother and father. I am so deeply moved by the courage you have shown us all. The love and concern you have shown for your family and those around you is a mark of distinction and a testament to your character. My heart is so full in ways that mere words cannot express. Until we meet again, Thank You Michael Reply to this comment
Michael C. Gary On Dec 31 2021 at 9pm
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Bryan Epps On Dec 31 2021 at 1pm
I’ve known mike since I was 18, we were all friends with Ricky! Love ya Mike. No more pain! Reply to this comment
Mindy Anderson On Dec 31 2021 at 1pm
Mike sounds like a my kinda dude! I wish I could’ve met him. Prayers for the whole family❤️ Reply to this comment
Carol Sommers On Dec 31 2021 at 1pm
I’ll miss my sweet son. He was always my go to person. Such a great son & husband to Shauna. Reply to this comment
Loretta Vitale On Jan 03 2022 at 8pm
My heart is so sad for you, Carol. I didn’t know Michael, but I always thought that he was such a great source of love and strength for you. I hope his memory will be a blessing for you.
Dana Schilling On Dec 31 2021 at 1pm
So very sorry for your loss. May the memories you have shared help sustain you through this difficult time and bring you some peace. Thinking of you and sending prayers of comfort. Reply to this comment
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