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Donald Wayne Gerald

September 7, 1945 August 30, 2018
Donald Wayne Gerald
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DONALD WAYNE GERALD
September 7, 1945 - August 30, 2018

Donald Wayne Gerald, age 72, a former resident of Blue Ridge, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 after an extended illness at Wildwood Health and Rehab Center in Pickens County, Georgia.

Donald was born on September 7, 1945 to the late Margie Branch Gerald and Wilton Edward Gerald. He was raised in Pine, Louisiana but moved to Georgia in 1977. Throughout his life many years were spent on the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers serving as a tugboat captain. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Nascar racing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his mother, Margie Branch Dodson; father Wilton Edward Gerald; sister Willette Cotton and brother, Barry Gerald.

Survivors include: sister, Gwen Breland; wife, Ruby Gerald; children (with Jeannie Gerald, wife of 32 years) daughter, Donnis (Scott) Mauldin; sons, Tate (Barbie) Gerald and Barry Gerald; grandchildren, Sierra (Jesse) Chastain, Jacob Gerald, Daniel Gerald, Cody Gray, Logan Gerald, Savanah Mauldin and Caden Gerald; great grandchild Emma Chastain.

A private special celebration of Donald's life will be held later for his family.

Online condolences can be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com .


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