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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Pam, Krista and Shaun,
Thinking of you all and praying for you all. Jerry was a wonderful, funny man, full of life. I hope you can find peace in all your amazing memories. Love to all
Submitted by Kersten Eaton Hall on Feb 27 2018 08:23:05 PM
Pam and family. I thought a lot of Jerry. First class individual and a gentleman. Respected by many. Loved by all. It is a true blessing to have known him and being able to depend on his guidance. I know it hurts with his loss but Jerry was one of the finest man I have had the pleasure to know and work with. May the Peace of the Lord be with you
Submitted by Don Dison on Feb 27 2018 07:17:03 PM
Pam, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Jerry was a great co-worker, supervisor and friend.
Joe & Mickey Vischansky
Submitted by Joe Vischansky on Feb 27 2018 06:55:08 PM
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Crystal Reece lit a candle on Feb 27 2018 05:46:33 PM
Jerry was a great supervisor and very dear friend. He will be greatly missed. Thermo will never be the same without his smiling face.
Submitted by Crystal Reece on Feb 27 2018 05:45:59 PM
Robin Wathen lit a candle for Jerry Forker
Robin Wathen lit a candle on Feb 27 2018 05:41:37 PM
Jerry was a great supervisor and friend he will be missed RIP.
Robin Wathen ThermoFisherScientific
Submitted by Robin wathen on Feb 27 2018 05:40:30 PM
We are so saddened at your loss. Jerry was a wonderful, kind man who truly loved his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sorrowful time.
Joe and Karey Santos and family
Submitted by Joe and Karey Santos and family on Feb 27 2018 05:21:25 PM
Pam and family, Ken and I send our deepest condolences. Whenever we saw Jerry he always had a big smile and a warm handshake. We know how much he loved his family and how much you all loved him.
Submitted by Mary Beth and Ken Lovelace on Feb 27 2018 04:20:16 PM
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