By: Paul AdkinsSports Editor
September 20, 2012
AHERSTDALE, W.Va. — Jerry Lee Solomon, 72, of Amherstdale, went to his heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, September 17, 2012, after injuries he sustained in an automobile accident at Lyburn.
Born February 8, 1940, at Becco, he was a son of the late Barda M. Solomon Lusk. Also preceding him in death was one sister, Karen Sue Burgoyne, and his aunts and uncles, Douglas and Margaret Solomon, James Solomon, Everett Solomon and Savannah “Ann” Lester.
Jerry worked as a salesman for Paul Cook Ford at Logan for many years. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for eight years. After his discharge, he became a licensed barber from the barber school in Huntington. Jerry ended his working career as a coal miner employed with Westmoreland Coal Company.
He was an active member of the Becco United Baptist Church where he participated in the choir, men’s fellowship, Bible study, and touched many lives as he carried his testimony of salvation everywhere he went. Never having met a stranger, Jerry uplifted everyone he met with his jolly nature and joyous testimony of a living Savior. Devoted to his family, Jerry will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Lil Adkins Solomon; three sons, Lee Martin (Amanda) Goguen of St. Augustine, Fla., and James Ivan (Victoria) Dean Jr. and Skip Steven (Kimberly) Dean, both of Amherstdale; two daughters, Nicole Ann (Jonathan) Gillenwater of Logan and Sara (Jay) Chapman of Lenore; one sister, Deborah Lynn (Robie) Waugh of Amherstdale; one aunt, Irene Goldie Taft of Flat Rock, Mich.; one uncle, John Marvin Solomon of Amherstdale; eight grandchildren, Osheanna Danielle Lonergan, Brannigan Leigh Goguen, Kyle Lee Goguen, Cora Shae Harvey, Carson Jaylen Dean, Steven Douglas Dean, Jared Chapman and Andrew Chapman; one niece, Leslie Waugh Grimmett; one nephew, Larry Michael Waugh; two great-nieces, Kelsey Renee Grimmett and Alexis Paige Grimmett; one great-great-nephew, Braden Michael Grimmett; his church family and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, September 24, at the Becco United Baptist Church with Rev. Denver McClellan Jr. and Rev. P.J. Tomblin officiating. Burial will follow in Thompson Cemetery at McConnell where Military Graveside Rites will be conducted.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Pallbearers will be his brethren of the Becco United Baptist Church.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.