Gerald D. “Jerry” Felton, 84, of New Matamoras, OH, then met his savior Oct. 5 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Gerald is survived by his children, Shirley (Mike) Scott, Brenda Earley, Jerry (Fran) Felton and Lee Ann (Chris) Williams; grandchildren Jordan, Breanna, Zack, Gavin, Lance, Lexi, Ali, Brad, Travis, Grant, Maddie and Owen; great-grandchildren Ryan, Lillian, Avery, Addison, Alex and Amelia. He was born in 1938 in New Matamoras, Ohio and grew up as one of eight siblings (Pat Stanley, Shirley Felton, John Felton, Bill Felton and Butch Felton). He served in the United States Navy from 1957 to 1962. He worked as a welder at Patton Manufacturing in Marietta, Ohio. His favorite spots were in the woods or fishing trips to Lake Erie. He never knew a stranger and always had a joke and a smile. His family was also his greatest treasure. Gerald was predeceased by his parents, Raymond Manley and Opal June Felton, and his brothers Gene and James Felton. There will be a celebration of life at the First Baptist Church of New Matamoras on October 8 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. where friends and family can visit. A private scattering of ashes will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church, 400 Broadway Ave., New Matamoras, Ohio 45767. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Marietta Memorial CVICU for their care and kindness. Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys, WV is helping the family make arrangements. An online guest registry is available at ingramfh.com.

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