Jerry T. Bess
Jan. 14, 1935-March 23, 2014
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jerry Thomas Bess, 78, passed away March 23 at CAMC General Hospital.
He as born in Kokomo, Ind., Jan. 14, 1935.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Elaine Thomas; brother, Leonard Wysong Jr.; and sister, Cheryl Wysong.
During his military career, he served in Korea and Vietnam and retired from the United States Marine Corps as a MSgt. He was also previously employed with the West Virginia Public Service Commission.
Jerry was a member of Liberty Christian Church, MATCA, Salina Lodge No. 27 AF&AM, Scottish Rite, American Legion, Marine Corps Association and Moose Lodge.
He was a graduate of West Virginia State College.
He is survived by his son, Charles R. Bess of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sisters, Delores Evans and Patty Wysong, both of Goshen, Ind.; and grandchildren, Allen and Jeremy Bess and Edward Zachary Thomas of Hurricane.
A funeral service took place at 11 a.m. March 27 at Liberty Christian Church with the Revs. Ira Keller and Frank Keller officiating.
Burial with military graveside services followed the service at Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
Visitation took place March 26 at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Liberty Christian Church, 61 Fruitwood Lane, Charleston WV 25306.
The online guestbook for Jerry T. Bess may be accessed at www.steensandgrass.com.