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Gerald “Jerry” Volk

Posted By obits On January 14, 2020 @ 4:12 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries,Outer Banks | 21 Comments

Gerald “Jerry” Joseph Volk, 89, of Jarvisburg, NC died peacefully at his home on Monday, January 13, 2020, surrounded by his family after a short illness.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 1, 1930, he was the son of the late Elizabeth Sandstrom Volk and Thomas Joseph Volk.

Having served his country honorably, Jerry was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He was a loving husband to his wife of 68 years, Alma “LaVerne” Volk. Also, surviving are seven children, Ronnie Volk, Deborah Cowan, Donna Volk, Ricky Volk (Marcy), J. Denise Griggs (David), T. Dianne Dobbins (John), and Deanna Volk (Max); thirteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by two brothers (Thomas and George), one sister (Betty Ann), and one grandchild (Bridget).

The family will hold a private memorial service.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.

Twiford Funeral Home (Outer Banks)

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Manteo, NC 27954
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Condolence from Robin Holt on January 14th, 2020 5:02 pm

Denise and family, so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from O’Brien Family on January 14th, 2020 5:36 pm

So sorry for your loss! Hugs and Love

Condolence from Tina Tice on January 14th, 2020 5:49 pm

Extending my most heartfelt condolences the Volk family. Peace, love and hugs from my family to yours.

Condolence from Ronnie and Melanie Ballance on January 14th, 2020 6:01 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all to have strength through the time ahead. May you find comfort with all the good family memories and love you have for each other.
Sincere condolences,
Ronnie and Melanie Ballance

Condolence from Leary Sink on January 14th, 2020 7:35 pm

Miss LaVerne, Debbie, Denise and family,
Mr. Jerry always had a smile whenever I saw him.
He was truly one of the nicest people I have ever known. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Sending prayers for you all that you will be comforted by God’s love and mercy at this time.
Leary Sink

Condolence from David Cowan on January 14th, 2020 8:39 pm

Jerry ‘s wonderful laugh and great sense of hummer were know to many OBX locals. He was a great friend and a great father in law. He always made me feel welcome and a part of his family. Rest in peace dear friend – love you buddy.

Condolence from Mary Jolliff Moore on January 15th, 2020 9:48 am

Debbie, Denise, Deanna, and all you Volk Folks, please accept my love and sympathy. From my days at KDHPD, I got to know a few of you, and it was a good knowing. I partook of the wares of the Sandwich Shop, enjoying every slenderizing bite, I pray y’all will have a host of memories to tide you over until the Great Day when we all are together again. Love, Mary

Condolence from Leon and Dale Nester on January 15th, 2020 10:45 am

Jerry will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will always remember his smile and his laugh, and watching the Eagles play football. Our prayers thoughts and love are with you all.

Condolence from Valerie Wright on January 16th, 2020 10:40 am

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this sad time. I have great memories of Mr. Jerry (and Ms. LaVerne) and how welcoming they were when I would stay with Deanna on weekends at your home on Sothel Street. Your family has a special place in my heart and it is broken, right now, for your loss.
Much love and prayers to you all.
Valerie Gaskill Wright

Condolence from Roxanne Jackson on January 16th, 2020 12:41 pm

Denise and Family ,
You where so blessed with the years you had with your daddy ! Denise talked about her parents and you could always see the love when she was talking about her Mama Or Daddy . You all are in my prayers !
Roxanne Jackson

Condolence from Kathy Burke on January 16th, 2020 12:52 pm

Family, I will miss Pops infectious personality. I also will cherish the great memories. Hugs and prayer Love ya Pop

Condolence from Joretta & Elray Hanks on January 16th, 2020 1:33 pm

May the Lord comfort you during this time of loss. We will continue our prayers for the family as you join in the remembrances of this fine man. God bless you all.

Condolence from Linda & George Pearce, Manteo, NC on January 16th, 2020 3:09 pm

Sending our sincere sympathy to Denise and other family and friends. Although we knew him only through our connection to her, we do understand that his passing will be a hard loss for many.

Condolence from Alicia Hamons on January 16th, 2020 4:06 pm

Love and Miss you Pop! Rest easy and say hi to my baby boy for me!!!

Condolence from Joanne Campbell on January 16th, 2020 8:47 pm

To the Volk’s Family
I remember you all ! My condolences to you, I remember your father as a very happy soul.
My best wishes to all of you.

Joanne Piretti Campbell

Condolence from Verna Clark on January 16th, 2020 8:52 pm

Debbie, thinking about you and your family during this time. I’m so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers, Verna

Condolence from Ozzie on January 17th, 2020 1:57 pm

One of those people who always made you feel good just chatting with him. A man who loved his family above all else. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Rest in peace, Jerry!

Condolence from Diane Coco on January 18th, 2020 12:20 am

To the entire family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss My prayers are with you all
Diane Coco

Condolence from ANN WORKMAN on January 18th, 2020 4:07 am

Love you all and loved him. May God’s peace and Comfort be with you.

Condolence from Gloria Spruill on January 19th, 2020 1:00 am

Ms. Laverne and Denise
I am so sorry for your great loss. You will be in my prayers. May Gods love get you through the days ahead. Just remember he will always be in your heart..
I also express my sympathy to the rest of your family.. With LoveGloria Spruill

Condolence from John & Lucy Girard on January 19th, 2020 4:06 pm

Laverne, Family and Friends,
You are in our thoughts and prayer, Jerry was a special person with a heart of gold and a smile that expressed happiness to all, he will truly be missed but his memories will live on to the moon and back.

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