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Gerald Jerry G King
Gerald G. "Jerry" King 79 of Switzer departed this life Monday December 11, 2014 at Trinity Health Care of Logan. He was born March 20, 1935 in Mercer County, WV to the late Harry Barger and Rose (Glasscock) King. In addition to his parents he is proceeded in death by his grandparents. He is survived by his brother; Jim (Ruth) King of Missouri, and his niece Kathy King of Raytown, Missouri. He served in the United States Army and Navy and his last duty assignment and major command was the U.S.S. Maury 9AGS-16), he served 23 years as a Deputy Sheriff for the Logan County Sheriff's Department where he reached the rank of Lieutenant, he was a member of The Switzer Church of God, the V.F.W., National Riffle Association, National Muzzle Loaders Association, Board of Directors of Main Island Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Manger of the Logan County Airport. He loved his animals (Dogs) dearly Rex, Onchu, and he leaves behind Macadoodle. He loved flying Air Planes and most of all loved his community. He had two special friends "Bill Farley" and "Claude Yeager" that he spent a lot of time with and enjoyed spending most of his retirement hanging out with the Staff of Collins Funeral home. The Logan County Sheriff's Department would like to give a special thanks to those in the Switzer community that kept a watch over his home and to the WV DHHR Workers that helped care for him in his time of need. He will be deeply missed by his brothers and sisters of law enforcement. Services will be 1:00 PM Monday, at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold McMillen Jr. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens with Military Grave Rights. Visitation will be two hours prior to services. Pallbearers will be members of the Logan County Sheriff's Department and members of the Main Island Creek volunteer Fire Department. Honorary Pallbearers will be Claude Yeager and Steve Savage. Collins Funeral Home of Switzer is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhomewv.com.
We will all miss you Jerry, Rest In Peace.
Rodney McCleese Dec 15 2014 12:00 AM
I want to add my condolences at the passing of Jerry....a long time friend and "hunting buddy". Jerry and I spent many a "happy hour" trampling around the mountains of Pocahontas County. Later in the evening we'd spend a good bit of time discussing the scriptures. When I had my boys along with me and Frank Molly, Jerry would often join us during our "Sunday School Lessons" at the Camp. Jerry was a good and just man who had a great love for his dogs. Onchu kept me awake on more than one occasions but it was good to have him around. Jerry always impressed me when it came to his feelings about his fellow man. I believe I had more than one opportunity to look beyond the "street face" of Jerry and into the "inner person". A caring individual and one who at times was concerned about what others might think of him.
It has been a few years since we had our "last talk" as I no longer live in WV. But I can say in closing that "I loved him as a brother" and I know for certain he enjoying eternal time with many of his "old hunting buddies".....like that of Frank Molly.
In closing may I just add that it is my prayer that the Good Lord give you all piece in the days and months to come.
God Love You All!
Sapphire Mountains, Montana
Pat O'Brien.... Dec 15 2014 12:00 AM
My condolences goes out to all who have known or been associated with Jerry. Through the years I have gotten to know him and grow with him and his dogs,he may not have had any children but his dogs wasn't pets to him instead they were his children. He was a very caring man whether it be towards his dogs or his neighbors. He had a passion for so many things and done probably even more than some people. He loved the sheriff's department like his family since his retirement but then again what was retirement to Jerry, every day he was either walking his dogs in the community I should say his dogs were walking him, or going down the road with the dogs in the truck or he would be taking his dogs hunting. I don't think that Jerry ever met a stranger either while on the sheriffs dept., at the funeral home, on patrol with the omar area crime watch, while gone hunting or just going to town. He would tell me he will be back shortly from going to town but be gone for a couple of hours and then tell me that he would see people he knew and he would talk to them. May he rest in peace now with all those that have passed on before him.
Revelation 21:14 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
Steven S. Dec 12 2014 12:00 AM