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Gerald Frierson
Gerald Frierson
Gerald Frierson

Obituary of Gerald E. Frierson

Gerald (Jerry) E. Frierson Jr. went home to the Lord on June 7, 2013.; Jerry was preceded in death by his beloved wife Susan. He is survived by daughters Katherine S. Frierson, Patricia L. Comly (husband Clint), son David (Mitch) Frierson (wife Tricia) and grandchildren Seth M. Frierson, Kyle H. Frierson, Caleigh M. Comly, and Zackary M. Frierson. He is also survived by many wonderful family members and lifelong friends. Jerry was born and raised in DeLand, graduated from DeLand High School in 1956, attended the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and was self-employed in "Jerry Frierson's Appliance Service and Sales". He was a founding member and Charter President of the DeLand Breakfast Rotary Club and fully lived out the Rotary Motto of "Service Above Self". As part of his Rotary service he started the "Rotary Trees for Tomorrow Project" which now encompasses the " Annual Breakfast Rotary Tree Give Away". In 2009 the City of DeLand named the tree farm "The Gerald E. Frierson, Jr. City Nursery. Jerry was also passionately involved as a volunteer for more than thirty years with the DeLand Family Y.M.C.A. ranging from swim team parent to Branch Board Chairman. Jerry was also a lifetime member of Trinity United Methodist Church where is served in a variety of important roles including thirty years as Head Usher and decades as a Trustee. Through all the countless hours of volunteer work he will be known and remembered most as a loving, caring, and selfless father, a devoted husband, a doting grandfather and a "Hero" to all who knew him. Family will be receiving guests on Thursday, June 13, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Lankford Funeral Home in DeLand. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 14, at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Capital Campaign (306 W. Wisconsin Ave. DeLand, Fl. 32720) or to the DeLand Breakfast Rotary Tree Farm, P.O. Box 1346, DeLand, Fl. 32721
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JUN 13. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Lankford Funeral Homes and Crematory 220 E. New York Avenue DeLand, FL, US, 32724


JUN 14. 06:00 PM Trinity United Methodist Church 306 West Wisconsin Avenue DeLand, FL, US, 32720