Gerald David Damron of Chesapeake, Ohio

Gerald David Damron, 63, of Chesapeake, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, WV. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne with Rev. Paul Farley officiating. Burial will follow at the Arrowood Dutton Cemetery, Wayne. He was born on February 28, 1949, a son of Glenna Thompson Damron of Inverness, Florida and the late Burr Damron. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War 1969-1971 where he spent time stationed in Germany. Gerald was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and a Sharpshooter Marksmanship Badge GI with M-16 Qualification. He was the owner of Gerald Damron Logging and had been in the logging business over 40 years. His success in business was attributed to his honesty, strong work ethic and good rapport with others. Mr. Damron enjoyed reading, fishing, spending time with friends and especially enjoying his grandchildren. One of his favorite things was handing out candy for them to enjoy. He will be remembered for his generosity and devotion to those he knew and loved. He recently accepted the Lord as his Savior and was thankful for the peace of God in his life. Survivors include his loving wife Andrea Dillon Damron, daughter Carey (David) Barrett of Chesapeake, Ohio, son Jared (Sarah) Damron of Huntington, two sisters Doris (Danny) Cartt of Inverness, Florida and Wilma (Paul) Blanc of Columbus, Ohio, two brothers Dennis (Sharon) Damron of Wayne, WV and Russell (Kinda) Damron of Pennsboro, WV, five grandchildren: Madeline, Laney and Ethan Barrett and Andrew and Lauren Damron. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne.