Gerald O'Neal Gassaway - 71

12/26/1947 - 2/13/2019

Rockford, Illinois.

Gerald O’Neal Gassaway, Age 71, Known to Friends as “Jerry” Died February 13, 2019 unexpectedly at his home in Rockford, Illinois. He was Born to Gordon and Faye (Hughes) Gassaway in Detroit Michigan on December 26, 1947 and raised in Northern Alabama. He Married the love of his life, Linda Joyce Karhoff on December 9, 1967 in Rockford Illinois.

Gerald (Jerry) was a jack of all trades, and a master of none. In his passing there will surely be many lawn mowers and snow blowers that will go unrepaired. Along with many tall tales that will never again be told. He was truly one of the “Good Ole Boys,” southern born and country to the core. A true friend that would do anything for anyone. He will be deeply loved and missed by many.

Survived by his Daughter Faye Hutsell, Rockford, Il., Grandson Edward Hutsell, Rockford, Il., and too many Beloved family members and friends to be named.

Preceded in death by his loving wife Linda Joyce, In-Laws Robert “Jack” and Doris Karhoff, his Parents, along with Brothers: Billy, Thomas, and Danny. Sister: Christine and a Nephew Danny Ray.

A Funeral Service will be Wednesday February 20, 2019 time 6:00 p.m. at the Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 North 6th Street, Rockford, Il. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until time of Service.

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