Mr. Sommerville died following a short illness at 5:13 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2010 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville.
He was born January 15, 1932 in East Jordan, Mich. to the late Peter Sommerville and Goldie Vivian Boyer Sommerville.
He was a member of the Cadiz Church of Christ. He retired as a sergeant with the Michigan State Police Department, and was a Korean War Veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Sommerville of Cadiz; one sister, Betty Clifford of bay City, Mich.; three sons, Richard Jr. Sommerville of Bonita Springs, Fla., Stephen Sommerville (and wife Marcia) of Milford, Mich. and Anthony (and wife Sue) Little of Flat Rock, Mich.; four daughters, Debra Sommerville (and husband John Cozma) of Greensboro, N.C., Julia Sommerville of St. Petersburg, Fla., Areta (and husband) Scott Reilly of Flat Rock, Mich. and Angora Little of Flat Rock, Mich.; six grandchildren, Cary and Brandon Sommerville, Andrea Marie and Eryn Marie Reilly and Melissa and Anthony Little.