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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Joseph Arrington lit a candle on Feb 28 2018 01:07:50 PM
It is still hard to believe that he has passed. So many memories of vacations, playing euchre, and having those beers together. He will be sorely missed not only by his loving family but by the numerous friends he made over the years. Rest In Peace my dear friend until we meet again.
Submitted by Peter wright on Feb 28 2018 11:27:40 AM
Pam....our thoughts are with you and your family. Jerry was such a great person. I will always remember that smile and the times we shared together.
Submitted by Mick and Denise Lowman on Feb 28 2018 10:56:17 AM
Pam we are so sorry for your loss. Jerry had a smile that lit up the room. I always enjoyed your visits to the grill. Our thoughts are with you. Marianne and Greg Benedetto
Submitted by Marianne Benedetto on Feb 28 2018 09:44:20 AM
Pam our deepest sympathy and love go out to your family. John and I were truly blessed to have called him friend. I will never forget my friend Jerry, he was one of those unique "true" individuals that make this world better. All of our love Becky and John Robinson
Submitted by Rebecca Robinson on Feb 28 2018 06:50:03 AM
Pam I’m so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a nice man who always had a smile. You and your family are in our prayers.
Submitted by Sammy shepherd on Feb 27 2018 11:15:48 PM
Pam, Krista and Shaun, my deepest sympathy and love to you all. He was the kindest man, wonderful husband, father and grandfather not to mention friend to all he met. I will forever remember his smile, sense of humor, and compassion. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Submitted by Andrea Bardetti on Feb 27 2018 10:31:28 PM
Pam, Krista and Shaun I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you all. 🙏🏻
Submitted by Debra Hewes on Feb 27 2018 10:10:11 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Submitted by Roshel Stribling and Family on Feb 27 2018 09:52:48 PM
Pam sorry about your lost .Praying for you and your family.
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