BURLINGTON - Mr. John Gerry Gurkin, 64, of 3112 Rock Hill Road, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at his home after several months of failing health and one month of critical illness.
John was born in Alamance County and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force
. He was member of the Antioch Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Aiken Gurkin, of the home; daughter, Wendy Gurkin Trogdon, of the home; son, Brian Patrick Coble, of Burlington; parents, John Taylor Gurkin and Emily Moser Gurkin of Burlington; sister, Cheryl Durham and husband Rickey, of Burlington; brother, Taylor Gurkin and wife Mitzi, of Greensboro; grandchildren, Cody Gurkin, Madison Trogdon, Bradley Coble, Josh Coble, John Clark and Heather Clark; great-grandchild, Kayden Clark; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the McClure Funeral Home in Graham on Monday, April 1, 2013, from 6 until 8 p.m., other times at the residence.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday April 2, 2013, at the Antioch Baptist Church, Burlington, with the Rev. Steve Loy as the pastor.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Online condolences may be sent to the family of www.mcclurefuneralservice.net