CLEVELAND - Gerald Lee Junkin, age 76, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Friday January 29, 2016 at his home.
Visitation will be held Sunday January 31, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Graveside funeral Services will follow at 3:00 PM in the Beulah Cemetery in Beulah, MS. Reverend Steve Huber and Reverend Jimmy Breland will officiate the service.
Gerald was born on November 12, 1939 to Selma Lee and Hattie (Tyson) Junkin in Merigold, MS. He married Patricia Travis on August 09, 1975 in Cleveland, MS. He had worked for Gold Star Grocery Store for over 10 years and had also served as route salesman for several dairy companies including being the Borden Milk distributor for a few years. Gerald was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where he had served as usher. He was an avid gardener and also enjoyed fishing and taking care of his yard work.
He is survived by wife of 40 years, Patricia Travis Junkin of Cleveland, MS. Step-son, Billy Ruecker of Cleveland, MS. Brother, Monroe Junkin of Jacksonville, AR. Brother, Bobby Junkin of Vicksburg, MS. Sister, Sue Lewellan of North Carolina. Sister, Nellie Pace of Cleveland, MS. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers are the men of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Samaritan's Purse P O Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607-3000
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net