Gerald Gettys, age 79, of Rutherfordton, passed away Monday, August 24, 2020.
Gerald was born March 5, 1941 in Rutherford County to the late Embry Gettys and Rosie Stockton Gettys.
Gerald served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Carolyn Spurlin and Marjorie Gettys and an infant grandchild.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of nineteen years, Debbie Gettys; three daughters, Gretchen O'Donnell (Shane) of Forest City, Jessi Fulbright (Brent) of Casar, Emily Bailey (Bobby Bagwell) of Ellenboro and a son, Robbie Rothrock of Rutherfordton; brother, Frank Gettys (Marjorie) of Ellenboro and six grandchildren.
The funeral service was conducted at the Second Baptist Church of Rutherfordton. Military honors were accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.
Memorial donations are requested to the Mission Trip Fund at 2nd Baptist Church, 191 Green Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.