PVT Roy Summers was born 6 Sep 1894 in Medford, Oklahoma to David Jessie and Lillie Mae (Shepherd) Summers. The family farmed. Roy was farming for his father in Mist, Arkansas when he registered for the draft. When Roy entered the service he was assigned to D Company 116th Infantry. He was serving with that unit when he was killed in action on 15 Oct 1918.