Mr. Gerald Eugene Strunk, age 84, of Whitley City, Kentucky, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Continued Care Hospital in Corbin, Kentucky.
Mr. Strunk was born in Wiborg, Kentucky, on October 10, 1930, to the late James Roy Strunk and Rhoda (Godsey) Strunk Mason. He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Hazel Brown, a brother Charles Strunk, and a granddaughter Amanda Strunk.
Surviving family include a daughter Gwendolyn Strunk-Gamel (husband Jeffery) of St. Augustine, Florida, two sons: Jeffrey Strunk (wife Freda) of Whitley City, and Charles Edward Strunk (wife Sandra) of Stearns, brothers: James Roy Strunk (wife Cecilia) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Lewis Ed Strunk (wife Irene) of Whitley City, and Mitchell Mason of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, and sister Cheryl Ball of Dry Ridge, Kentucky. He had six surviving grandchildren: Bradford Bryant (wife Erica), Jeremy Coffey, Valarie MacDonald (husband Bradley), Stacey Musgrove (husband Derek), Jeffery Todd Strunk and Jessica Strunk. There are 13 great grandchildren.
He was self-employed as a welder and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 6, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of McCreary County Funeral Home with Rev. Lenvile Maxwell and Bro. Roger Bryant officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 noon until time for services.
McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.