TENNERTON — Gerald Glen Zickefoose Sr., age 87, of Palm Bay, Fla., died Aug. 1, 2013, at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. He was born in Pickens on Dec. 18, 1925, a son of the late James A. and Lillia A. Light Zickefoose.
He is survived by his wife, Ella Gertrude Bauserman Zickefoose of Palm Bay, Florida; two sons: Gerald G. Zickefoose, Jr., of Palm Bay, Florida and Scott Zickefoose and wife Crystal of Buckhannon; two daughters: Karen Riggleman and husband Alvin of Buckhannon and Kelly Fisher and husband Charles of Palatka, Fla.; one son-in-law Thomas Varese; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister Rita Miles of Bridgeport; and one brother Howard Zickefoose of Vermilion, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by one daughter Sandra Varese; one grandson; two brothers: Richard and Donald Zickefoose; and one sister Oneta Tatterson.
Mr. Zickefoose was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in the Pacific Theater from 1944-1946.
At the request of the deceased, the body was cremated. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the Lorentz United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Pastor Rick Cutright officiating. The Upshur County Honor Guard will conduct military services at the graveside. Online condolences may be extended to the Zickefoose family at www.heavnerandcutirght.com. The Zickefoose family has entrusted the West Virginia arrangements to the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.