Ronald L. Sommers, age 82 of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Ronald was a member of the Lutheran Church ELCA. He was employed with Safeway for 30 years upon retirement as a Category Manager. Ronald loved building model train sets and landscaping in his garden. Preceded in death by grandmother, Mayme Sommers; parents, Eva and Carold Sommers, grandfather, Ohio State Senator, Arthur Blake. Survived by wife of 62 ½ years, Lila Sommers; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Tammy Sommers, Chris and Michelle Sommers; daughter, Susan Lin Wilkinson; grandchildren, Boone Sommers, Braxxton Sommers, Peggy Ann and Zane Shiras; great-grandchildren, Avery Rose, Hannah Shiras. Thanks to caregivers, Sheila, Stacey, Stephanie, and Susie. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Smith East Hall. Interment will be held at a later-date in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver, WA. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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