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George V. Gerbert: Nov. 11, 2017

WARNER ROBINS — Sgt. Maj. George Valentine Gerbert, USMC (ret.), 74, entered into rest on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

George was born on Dec. 16, 1942, in Sumter County, Georgia, to the late Robert Valentine and Mary Frances Israel Gerbert. With pride and honor, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps, having fought during the Vietnam War. George retired after more than 26 years of dedicated service.  Following his military retirement, George joined and retired from the Warner Robins Police Department as an officer. He was dedicated to his community and his faith, serving as a member and deacon of Hebron Baptist Church and the Kairos ministry. George was also a commandant of the Marine Corps League. He met daily with his breakfast gang solving the world’s problems over coffee. George enjoyed researching genealogy, having matched over 11,000 extended family members. He adored his role as Opa to his grandchildren and was actively involved in their lives.

George is preceded in death by his parents and sister.

His memory will forever be treasured by his devoted wife, Brenda Joy Davis Gerbert; children, Rhonda Kaye Gerbert Mitchell (Larry) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Sheri Lynne Gerbert Shaw (James) of Warner Robins, Michael Brandon Gerbert (Ashley) of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Julie Valentine Gerbert Harrison (Daral) of Jacksonville, North Carolina; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and brothers, Robert Francis Gerbert, Valentine Adam Gerbert, and Joseph Israel Gerbert.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at McCullough Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Hebron Baptist Church. Afterwards, George will be laid to rest in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will accept flowers, or donations may be given in memory of George Gerbert to Heart of Georgia Hospice, 103 Westridge Drive, Warner Robins GA 31088 or Ronald McDonald House, 1160 Forsyth St., Macon GA 31201.

Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the Online Registry for the family.  McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with George Gerbert’s arrangements.