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Gerald Austin Somers

April 25, 1932 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

Gerald Austin Somers, 89, of Hamptonville went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at his home. Gerald was a loving husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all that knew him. He was an Army vet during the Korean war. 

Gerald was born April 25, 1932 in Wilkes County to William Theodore Somers and Ada Mitchell Somers. He spent many years as a mechanic, factory worker and retired from the NCDOT in Wilkes County. He was a lifelong member of Union Baptist church where he loved to serve Jesus and his church family. His roles in the church included trustee, deacon, Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent, but his favorite roles were prayer warrior and encourager. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Grace Souther Somers, his brother, Ted Somers, sister and brother-in-law, Velma and Charles Coleman, and sister-in-law, Kathleen Somers. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Clara Somers, of the home. Brother, Grady Somers, Sister, Evalene (Gene) Henderson, and sister-in-law, Kate Somers. Sons, Danny (Shelley) Somers of North Wilkesboro, and Barry (Janice)Somers of Ronda, and daughters, Tammy (Gary) Wilcox of Hayes, Sheila (Joey) Lester of Hamptonville, Angela (Marty) Nixon of State Road and Regina (Tim) Henderson of State Road. Grandchildren: Brett (Jennifer) Somers, Tyler (Elisha)Somers, Camron Somers, Cassie (Zach) Sheetz, Callie (Jason) Sitek, Lucas Wilcox, Brandi (Chris) Jones, Gary (Leslie) Wilcox, Jamie Wilcox, Kennedy Lester, Madison Lester, Zach (Anahi) Nixon, Ashlyn Nixon, Clint Henderson, Colt Henderson, CJ Henderson. Great-grandchildren: Reagan Somers, Gabbie Wilcox, Sylas Jones, Eli Sheetz, Austin Sheetz, Jackson Sheetz, Malachi Sitek, Knox Sitek, Oliver Sitek, Scout Sitek, Ridge Wilcox, Zeb Wilcox, and Jamilyn Wilcox. 

Services will be held at Union Baptist Church in Hamptonville on Friday, April 15 with receiving of friends and family from 1-2:30pm and funeral to begin at 3pm. Rev. Kenny Pardue, Rev. Russ Nixon, Rev. Marty Nixon, and Rev. Tim Henderson officiating. 

The family would like to thank Wake Forest Care at Home and Mountain Valley Hospice for their excellent care. Special thanks to Hannah Casstevens and Brandi Wilcox for their exceptional love. 

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Building Fund, 760 Union Baptist Church Road, Hamptonville, NC 27020. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 15, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Union Baptist Church (Hamptonville)
760 Union Baptist Church Road
Hamptonville, NC 27020

Funeral Service
Friday
April 15, 2022

3:00 PM
Union Baptist Church (Hamptonville)
760 Union Baptist Church Road
Hamptonville, NC 27020

Interment following service
Friday
April 15, 2022

Union Baptist Church Cemetery-Hamptonville
760 Union Baptist Chruch Road
Hamptonville, NC 27020

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