Family members are remembering Memphis couple Jon and Janet Summers. They are among 13 people killed during the wildfires in East Tennessee this week.
Friday afternoon, Jon’s brother thanked everyone for their support saying now it’s time for the Summers’ three sons, Branson, Wesley, and Jared, to heal and grieve their loss.
“In the darkest of days, Jon always seemed to find the cloud and he passed that along to his children,” says Jim Summers. “His children are positive. His children are unbelievable. He and Janet are the most amazing parents.”
Jared has been released from Vanderbilt hospital. Brothers Branson and Wesley continue to recover. Both will have surgery Monday to remove burns and have skin grafts.
The family was in their car, trying to evacuate a condo community in Gatlinburg, when their path was blocked by a fallen tree. They got out of the car, and then were separated.
The boys suffered burns to their faces, hands and arms while running through walls of fire down the mountain. They were overcome with smoke and found unconscious by firefighters.
A fund has been established to help the Summers family. You can find it HERE.