Gerald Nagley

Gerald Nagley

Monday, July 22nd, 1935 Friday, October 16th, 2020

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Obituary for Gerald Kenneth Nagley

Gerald Kenneth “Jerry” Nagley, of Martinsburg, WV, passed away on Friday, October 16th, 2020.

He was born to the late Mitchell and Mattie Enos Nagley on July 22nd, 1935.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was proceeded in death by a sister, Dee Sencindiver, and two brothers Charles “Tommy” and Jackie Nagley.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of sixty-one years, Connie Emily Parkinson Nagley; his son Ronald Nagley and his wife Sue; his son Donald Nagley and wife Brenda; his son Scott Nagley and his wife Julie; his brother Dale Nagley and his wife Patricia, and his brother David Nagley and his wife Michele. Jerry was extremely proud and supportive of his grandchildren; Kelly Jo Varner, Jason Nagley, Aimee Orndorff, Katie Nagley, and Rachel Nagley; his three step-grandchildren; Becki Walker, Daniel Ritchey, and Lorna Ritchey; his six great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. He was very blessed to have a supportive group of family and neighbors that included his many nieces, nephews, friends, and fellow community servants.

Jerry’s life was a model of service to his family, his church, his country, and his community. A proud alum and supporter of Martinsburg High School, Jerry served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman aboard a mine sweeper in the Pacific and at the Pentagon before beginning a thirty-eight year career with the Martinsburg Journal where he retired as the production manager. A seventy-plus year member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, he served on the administrative board and was a joyous member of both the “pie- making” team and Hott Memorial Class. Jerry’s involvement in the community includes long-tenured service and leadership roles with Martinsburg/Berkeley County Boys & Girls Club (former chair of the board of directors), Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival(Former President), Martinsburg Kiwanis Club (former President and Lieutenant Governor), and Exhausted Roosters. He was a Master Mason with Equality Lodge 44 and an Osiris Shriner with whom he provided transportation to the Philadelphia Shriner’s Children’s Hospital for local children and their families. Jerry had a passion for helping others and especially enjoyed providing support for youth programs and leading young people to a life of service as evidenced by his many years as an advisor to both the Martinsburg and Hedgesville High School Key Clubs.

A public graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 at Rosedale Cemetery with Pastor John Yost officiating. Pastor Mike Cantley is also assisting the family. Visitors will be required to wear face masks, practice social distancing, and follow directives.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor Jerry with a gift to a local charity that will benefit a child. Even better, continue Jerry’s legacy of service by joining a local
civic organization to help those less fortunate and in need of encouragement.

Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.

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    Rosedale Cemetery
    917 Cemetery Rd.
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    Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM

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Glen & Sandra Sherrard

We were sorry to learn of Jerry's passing.
Glen enjoyed learning to know him from working at Ramon's and I am a former member of St Lukes and was gratefull to him when he drove the van and pickup my mother at Ambrose Towers for church. Always a kind person.
Glen & Sandra(Clark) Sherrard
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Bill Sites

So sorry to hear this news. I went to school with Scott. Prayers and condolences to all.
Comment | Posted at 07:32pm via Condolence

Bryan Arrington

Please accept my condolences, you are in my familys thoughts and prayers.
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Dawn Sumption

I was very sadden to hear of the passing of Jerry. He was definitely a kind man and always said hello to me every time he saw me. I will always hold my memories of him close to my heart. The whole family is in my thoughts and prayers.
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Sue Nagley

God blessed me with the absolute most wonderful father-in-law. Jerry was a genuine loving and caring man and I will miss him greatly. Sue
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