Obituary: William Gerkin

March 18, 1959 – May 17, 2022

William Gerkin, 63, of Oolitic, passed away at 8:02 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at his residence.

Born March 18, 1959, in Bedford, he was the son of Bernard D. and Helen M (Pruitt) Gerkin. He married Hazel Wheeler in 1981 and she preceded him in death on August 10, 2019. He was a truck driver for Long Star, formerly Shelly Trucking, and loved working on cars.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Berry and Tammie Wease; three brothers, Randy Gerkin (Carol), Jimmy Gerkin (Dawn), and Bernard Gerkin, Jr.; step-children, Mary R. Goen, Dora Gipson, John Sullivan, Charles Sullivan, Wayne Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, Raymond Sullivan, Randall Sullivan, and Lloyd Sullivan; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, Mike Gerkin, and a sister, Wilma Jean Gerkin.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Cremation to follow with burial at Dive Cemetery at a later date.

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