He was born to John Andrew Somers and Beulah Hamblen Somers on Jan. 3, 1949, in Sacramento, Calif.
He retired from A.E.T. after 30 years of service. He was a loving father, avid hunter, fisherman and he loved the outdoors.
He also enjoyed sitting around a campfire with his friends.
He is survived by his mother Beulah Somers, son John "J.C." Charles Somers, two sisters Judy Downham and husband Jerry, Lafayette, Ind., and Jean Ann Somers, Terre Haute.
He was formerly married to Jean Kyte.
He was preceded in death by John Andrew Somers.
Visitation will be Saturday from noon-3 p.m., at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 Lafayette Ave., Terre Haute.