Funeral services for Mr. John C. (Johnny) Gerety, 83, of Bernice, LA will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church in Bernice, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Jeff Hurst. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 12:30-2:00 P.M. at the church. Interment will follow in Bernice Cemetery under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville.
He was born on June 26, 1933 in Bernice, LA, and passed away on February 6, 2017, in Bernice. Johnny worked for Chicago Bridge and Iron for forty five years. He started as a welder, supervisor then inspector. He is preceded in death by his father John Tom Gerety, mother Addie Pilgreen Gerety and great granddaughter Kristin Mikayla Ramsey.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of sixty one years, Trudy Smith Gerety of Bernice, LA; daughter, Trudy Richmond and husband Dennis of Bernice, LA; four grandchildren, Kristin Bennett Knox and husband Justin; Chastin Dendy and husband Eric; Rachel Stacey and husband Allen, and John Paul Richmond; eight great grandchildren Kristian, Matsin, Raylen, Ashtin, Alexis, Tanner, Austin and Kylin; four nieces and one nephew.
Pallbearers will be Roddie Evans, Eddie Paul Evans, James Colvin, Chucky Kelley, Terry Kelley, and Louie Foy.