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John Gerety (02-16-2017)
Photo of John GeretyFuneral services for
Mr. John C. “Johnny”
Gerety, 83, of Bernice,
were held at 2 p.m. on
Thursday, February 9,
2017, at First Baptist
Church in Bernice. Officiating
was Rev. Jeff
Hurst. Interment followed
in Bernice Cemetery
under direction
of Kilpatrick Funeral
Home of Farmerville.
Visitation was held
Thursday, February 9,
2017 from 12:30-2:00 P.M.
at the church. He was
born on June 26, 1933, in
Bernice and passed away
on February 6, 2017, in
Bernice. Johnny worked
for Chicago Bridge and
Iron for 45 years. He started as a welder, supervisor
then inspector.
He is preceded in death by: His father, John Tom
Gerety; his mother, Addie Pilgreen Gerety; and great
granddaughter, Kristin Mikayla Ramsey.
Left to cherish his memory is: His wife of 61 years,
Trudy Smith Gerety of Bernice; a daughter, Trudy
Richmond and husband Dennis of Bernice; four grandchildren
– Kristin Bennett Knox and husband Justin,
Chastin Dendy and husband Eric, Rachel Stacey and
husband Allen and John Paul Richmond; eight great
grandchildren – Kristian, Matsin, Raylen, Ashtin,
Alexis, Tanner, Austin and Kylin; as well as four nieces
and one nephew.
Pallbearers were Roddie Evans, Eddie Paul Evans,
James Colvin, Eric Dendy, Terry Kelley, and Louie Foy.
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