Dawsonville, GA - Jerry Joseph Scohier, 71, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in the Hospice Wing of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

Born November 8, 1941 in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Raymond and Thelma Scohier, he had lived in Dawson County since 1999. Mr. Scohier dedicated his life to a career in service to his country and community, first in an eight year tour with the United States Navy Submarine Service. His last Naval assignment was as Petty Officer in charge of the main propulsion system aboard the U.S.S. Sea Poacher. Following his service in the Navy, he then entered law enforcement, first as a police officer in Fort Lauderdale and then with the University of Florida Police Department in Gainesville, where he also received his Master's degree in Arts in Education. After moving to Dawson County, he served with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office as the Resource Officer at Kilough Elementary School until his retirement in 2007.

Surviving are his daughter, Sharon Scohier Cabral of Bronson, Florida, six grandchildren, three sisters, five brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 3 o'clock. For additional information, please call Conrad Scohier at 404-210-2217.

Condolences may be

expressed at

Bearden Funeral Home,

Dawsonville, GA.

Funeral Home

Bearden Funeral Home
334 Highway 53 East Dawsonville, GA 30534
(706) 265-3159

Published in Gainesville Sun from July 23 to July 24, 2013