July 11, 1946 - November 3, 2012 NORMAN Gerry W., passed away November 3, 2012 in Norman peacefully in his sleep. He was born July 11, 1946 in Morgantown, WV. He married the love of his life, Cherie Hovatter, on June 20, 1974. He came to know the Lord while attending Graceway Baptist Church and loved to hear the Word of God. He was a loving husband, father, brother, papa, and friend. Gerry is preceded in death by his wife of 28 years Cherie Hovatter, mother Dottie Hovatter, father Frank Hovatter, brothers Larry & John Hovatter, and grandson Maximus Patterson. He is survived by his 2 daughters Terri Patterson & her husband Homer, and Mary Zangri & her fiance Paul Curtis; son Gerry Hovatter, Jr.; 7 grandchildren, Matthew & Mason Patterson, Jennifer & Joseph Zangri, Gerry Furman, Nicole, & Lucas Hovatter. Gerry is also survived by his 2 brothers Eugene & Frankie Hovatter and other numerous family. Services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Graceway Baptist Chruch (1100 S.W. 104th St.) with interment in Lakin, KS.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 7, 2012