Services for Gerry Wakefield, 39, of Farmersville were held Dec. 13. He died on Dec. 8 in Farmersville. He was a welder.

He was born on March 11, 1965 in Long Beach to Arland and Virginia (Lovell) Wakefield. As an infant his family moved to the Farmersville area where he was raised. He attended schools in Farmersville and Exeter, graduating from Exeter Union High School with the Class of 1983. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1985 to 1987. He was the kind of man who was there for you and ready to help anyone who needed it. He left a legacy of a hard working man and was very caring to everyone he met. He was a loving son and brother, a devoted father and a faithful friend who will be dearly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arland Wakefield. He is survived by his son, Leonard Wakefield of Farmersville; his mother, Virginia Wakefield of Farmersville; his grandmother, Opal Lovell of Farmersville; his brother, Bobby Wakefield and his wife, Cindy of West Plains, Miss.; two nieces, Lacie and Cassie Wakefield both of West Plains, Miss.

Arrangements were under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

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