WEAVERVILLE – Jerry Forker, age 65, of Reems Creek Road, died Saturday, February 24, 2018.
Jerry was born October 20, 1952 in Elmira, NY and lived in Horseheads, NY before moving to Aiken, SC in 1992, and Weaverville in 2007. He was employed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Weaverville. His father, Harry Forker; brother, Butch Sherman; father-in-law, Harold Cokely; sister-in-law, Margo Symonds and brother-in-law, Scott Cokely all preceded him in death.
Jerry loved his wife, children and grandchildren and was an amazing husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed playing golf as often as possible and taking vacations at every opportunity.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Pam Cokely Forker; daughter, Krista Forker Spinks and husband Alex of N. Augusta, SC; son, Shaun Forker and fiancé Kelli Dillingham of Weaverville; mother-in-law, Grace Cokely; brother-in-law, Berry Cokely and wife Kathy; sister-in-law, Pat Lee and husband Doug; brother-in-law, Jim Symonds; grandchildren, Jordan, Max, and Natalie Spinks and Katherine and Peyton Forker; Kelli’s children, Taylor, Raegan, Jackson, Maddie and Sarah; aunt, Lillian Kinner; cousins, Steve and Laurie Kreitzer, Carol and Danny Cragan, Debbie and Danny Difasi, David Stearns; and several other very special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home with Rev. Worth Emory officiating.
The family will greet friends following the memorial service.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Jerry’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Funeral Home
Thursday March 1st, 2018
17 Merrimon Avenue
Weaverville, NC 28787
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I've had the pleasure of working for Jerry at the start up of the Aiken County SC Bridgestone Plant. Jerry always looked out for his people, was easy to talk to, and his sense of humor was always amazing. He always worked with us on any startup mishaps, and was deeply respected by all. May God, who knows our every sorrow, grant you His peace. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
James "Porkchop" Anderson, Warrenville, SC
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Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I have some of the best memories of the times we shared together. Jerry was a great person to be around, we all shared some wonderful laughs together. Keuka Lake was the best! Until meet again Jerry, rest in peace!
Submitted by Dick Clark on Mar 1 2018 11:21:03 AM
Jerry's legacy will be a kind word and a warm smile. He was such a pleasure to work and golf with and his absence will be felt by all who knew him, whether as family, friend or acquaintance. He always looked for and brought out the best in everyone. God's peace heals all...those of us awaiting our time and for Jerry standing in His presence!
Submitted by Connor on Mar 1 2018 10:04:40 AM
I want to say to Pam and family I am sorry for the loss of such a great husband and a wonderful father. He was diffentley one of a kind, and he is diffentley going to be missed. Jerry and I played baseball at Thomas A Edison together he played first base, and I must say he was one good one. I tryed playing golf, but I wasn't any good, and he diffentley was. I have many good memories about Jerry that I have never forgotten them. So rest in Peace my friend until we meet again.
Submitted by Rick kincaid on Feb 28 2018 10:01:28 PM
I had the pleasure of working with Jerry at Club Car. He was a kind man who loved his family. I have fond memories of him.
Praying for you during this difficult time.
Submitted by Trish Yount on Feb 28 2018 09:11:47 PM
Pam and family;
I had the pleasure of working with Jerry at Hardinge. We shared a lot of good times there. He was a great gentleman to know as well as learn from. I was shocked to learn of his passing. He will sorely be missed but never forgotten. R I P my friend.
Submitted by Bill Collins on Feb 28 2018 04:46:53 PM
Jerry, i will miss you and always remember you, i cherish the time i had to get to know you and work alongside you. you were one of the good ones, a good honest man and a priceless friend who comes along only so often, i learned a lot from you about how to treat people and be better person, i feel truly honored for our time together as friends.
my heart and prayers go out to the family - you will always be in our prayers.
God Bless you all.
Submitted by Joseph Arrington on Feb 28 2018 01:08:16 PM
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