White Sulphur Springs – Gerald William Sizemore, 68, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Apr. 10, 2023.
Gerald was born Oct. 22, 1954, in White Sulphur Springs to the late David Alden Sizemore, Sr. and Lillian H. Bennett Sizemore.
Other than his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by brothers, Clarence Ray Sizemore, David Alden Sizemore, Jr. and Randolph Wayne Sizemore, Jr.; and sister, Barbara Louise Sizemore.
Gerald was a graduate from Glenville State College. He was self-employed most of his life running multiple businesses like Boot Scootin Lounge, RVA Bingo, Riley’s Restaurant, and he also acted as a property developer and property manager for multiple properties around the area. Gerald also served his community as a police officer in the City of Princeton and as Deputy Sheriff for Mercer County and a teacher at Anthony Correctional Facility. Gerald spent time as a Private Investigator and Bail Bondsman for SGS Investigations, and even prepared taxes at H&R Block for a while. He was a member of the White Sulphur Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Gerald was one of the kindest souls you could ever meet, and he never met a stranger or someone he wouldn’t help. Gerald was a family man who loved everyone, especially the love of his life, Phyliss who he was married to for over 43 years. Gerald will be missed by so many people, he touched countless lives over the years with a smile, a kind word or friendly gesture.
After so many years of fighting cancer Gerald, you are finally at peace, no longer in pain. A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. You were so proud to be ours, a husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Little did you know how proud we all were to be yours.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Riley Sizemore; daughters, Sonja Cole of White Sulphur Springs, and Tracy Persinger and Doug of White Sulphur Springs; son, Ray Gabbert and Dede of Frankford; grandchildren, Chavis Gabbert of Frankford, Megan McCoy of White Sulphur Springs, Courtney Hudnall and Zack of White Sulphur Springs, Chelsea Brumfield and Chris of Lewisburg, Lanti Cole and Steve of Fairlea, Brianna Persinger and Matt of Covington, VA, Madison Persinger and Alex of Tampa, FL, and Devin Persinger and Amber of White Sulphur Springs; great-grandchildren, Ella and Cole McCoy, Finlee and Raegan Hudnall, Xander Damon, Ayden Maydian, Oliver and Grayson Brumfield and Willow Gabbert; brother, Pastor Gene E. Sizemore and wife Shirley of White Sulphur Springs; and four nephews and seven nieces.
The family welcomes friends to a visitation from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 14, at White Sulphur Pentecostal Holiness Church in White Sulphur Springs followed by the Funeral Service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Gene Sizemore and Doug Persinger officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com
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