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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We are so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was an extraordinary person and will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you along with all our love.
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There are no words to express the loss you must be feeling. My heart literally aches for you Pam, and your whole family. Jerry was loved by so many, and will be equally missed by so many. We will pray for God to comfort your hearts during this difficult time and times to come. It was a joy every time I was around him, he was such a likable person. I know AJ misses him already. Our love and prayers to you all!
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