Gerald Wayne 'Jerry' Bearden

Jan. 17, 2013 @ 03:54 PM

September 4, 1959 - January 4, 2013

Gerald (Jerry) Wayne Bearden, 53 of Gatlinburg, TN, passed away on January 4, 2013, of a massive stroke. Jerry was born in Louisville, KY on September 4, 1959. He graduated from Valley Station High School. He enjoyed his last 4 years in retirement spending his time with his family and friends and watching sunsets over the bay.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his beloved wife, Dodie, of 29 years whom he married on May 20. He is also survived by his daughters, Debra and Michelle; grand-daughter, Maddy; 5 sisters; 2 brothers; several nieces and nephews and other family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at Nautical Point RV Park in September 2013. The family of Gerald (Jerry) Wayne Bearden wishes to thank Nautical Point RV Park, Bay Medical, and Covenant Hospice of Panama City, Florida.

Please join us for a “Life Celebration”, Sunday, January 20, 2013, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Park Vista Hotel (Mountain View Room A) in Gatlinburg, TN to honor the life and legacy of Gerald (Jerry) Wayne Bearden. For more information, please call Melissa Dove, (865) 809-1142.