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DEDGE Gerald Howard Dedge Sr, 77, was granted eternal life on the 13th of June 2012. His final days were spent surrounded by his family, and in the wonderful care of Hospice. Gerald was born March 8, 1935 in Jasper, Florida to Joe and Inez Dedge, and grew up in Hamilton County. He was the Jasper High School star quarterback, and won numerous awards as a Future Farmer of America. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he settled in Jacksonville, Florida and started in business building custom homes and remodelling. He became a highly demanded custom home builder, but missed his calling of psychologist and philosopher. Gerald always had a way of making you feel good about any problem you may be having even if you didn't want to. He was considered as part of the family to most of his clients, and showed generosity to many people in their hour of need, and would often remain anonymous. Gerald continued to give us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Cheri Dedge; grandchildren; Lindsey and Sydney Dedge; brother and sister-in-law; A.L. and Gerri Dedge; sister's and their spouses; Lucille and Ronald Hodges; Nell and Earl Bols; sister-n-law Anne Dedge; numerous nieces and nephews; and loving companion of over 20 years Mary Ann Benton There will be a private graveside service in Jasper, Fl, and a life celebration on Monday, June 18th at 2:00 P.M. at the West Jacksonville Advent Christian Church 8376 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, Fl. All friends are welcome. For Saint Augustine residents the family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m. on the 18th also at 102 Neptune Road, St Augustine, Fl. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to: Community Hospice of Northeast Florida @ communityhospice.com. Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, FL. is in charge of arrangements. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on June 16, 2012
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