Summer first met Will at a social gathering at his family’s church Faith Tabernacle. It was a small white church in Nelsonville, Ohio, a bedroom community between Logan and Athens, located on US Route 33, in Athens County, just over the Hocking County line.
The couple married right after Summer’s 2006 high school graduation at her church, First Church Praise and Worship Center, in Logan. Reverend Michael L. Martin performed the ceremony. All agreed Summer was in love and looked forward to a large family and growing old with Will. Little did they know, that Will’s love for his new bride was twisted, and would soon reach its boiling point.
The woman who was known for her “infectious smile,” grew up attending the Pentecostal church with her parents, and after her wedding was content in being a stay at home mom. Alexander, Kaley and Alana soon followed. Summer’s life seemed complete to many, but according to family members, she grew tired of being treated as a possession instead of a mutual partner in her marriage.
The fairytale soon ended when Will became a possessive and domineering “bully” like his father forty-seven-year-old William “Bill” Inman 111. According to peers, the patriarch of this dysfunctional family dominated with an iron fist.
Referred to by peers as “hyper” “controlling,” and “scary,” he possessed a portly stature barely standing five foot eight inches tall with brown-eyes and hair; gray at the temples.