Funeral for Gearld Wayne Felks Sr., 67, of Danville will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Home Chapel with Neil Carter officiating. Burial will be in East Lawrence Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Felks, who died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at ECM Hospital, Florence, was born October 1, 1946, in Mississippi to Virgil and Maudie Felks. He was a decorated Vietnam veteran. He was a huge Alabama and Atlanta Braves fan who loved spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Boyd Felks; and sister, Irene Felks.
Survivors include four sons, Gerald "Jerry" Felks II, Thomas Dutton, Randy Osborn and Robert Osborn; three daughters, Jessica Felks, Crystal Felks and Becky Rorie; three brothers, David Felks, Paul Felks and Eddie Felks; one sister, Mary Felks; and 12 grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Felks, Thomas Dutton, Mike Sparks, Luther Owens, Jason Rutherford and A.J. Hillman III. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Osborn, Robert Osborn and Chris Felks.
Memorials may be made to the VA Hospital.
This obituary was originally published in the Decatur Daily.