Obituary: Scott Gerkin

January 17, 1958 – November 8, 2020

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Scott Gerkin, of Springville, on Sunday, November 8, 2020, at the age of 62 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Sharon; children, Sarah (Eric) and Samantha (Andrew); grandson, Greyson Hsu; sisters, Sherry (Andy) Theine and Jean Gerkin; mother, Wanda Gerkin; and 12 nieces and nephews. 

Scott will also be greatly missed by his friends and family in the racing community.

He was predeceased by his son, Seth and father, William Lawrence Gerkin.

Scott was born in Mitchell, Indiana, on January 17, 1958.  At a young age Scott not only fell in love with his lovely wife, Sharon, he also fell in love with racing.  He found his way to the Kinser Family with sprint car racing and spent many years there as a crew chief and engine builder.  Scott was able to travel the country doing what he loved for the last 30 plus years.  Scott enjoyed spending his free time with his family, especially his grandson, Greyson.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 12, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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