Ridout's Trussville Chapel

1500 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL


Gerald L Vines

February 12, 1942July 10, 2019

Gerald Loel Vines, Sr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Gerald was born on February 12, 1942 in Blount County, Alabama to Loel Compton Vines and Estelle Hartley Vines. Gerald was an accountant in the eastern area of Birmingham for nearly sixty years. His son, Jerry worked with him for thirty one of those years. Gerald’s constant companion for the last few years was his Dachshund, Pete. Gerald loved spending time at the park with his two great granddaughters. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Laura and her husband, Terry Guarr. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Charlotte Barrett Vines; a son, Gerald L. “Jerry” Vines, Jr.; a granddaughter, Allyson Vines Eakin (Cory); Great Granddaughters, Emalee Jade Keene and Abagail Grace Eakin; his brother, Randy Vines (Latricia); and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff at North Hill Nursing and Rehab. They were all so wonderful to Gerald and his family. They also wish to thank Expect Care Hospice. Gerald could not have received any better care, everyone was truly amazing. A service will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel with visitation beginning at 1 PM followed by services at 2 PM. The Rev. Richard C. Trucks will officiate. In lieu of flowers please give to a charity of your choice or to the Birmingham Humane Society.


  • Visitation Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 15, 2019


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July 15, 2019

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Linda Ashley

July 15, 2019

We have so many memories with Gerald for over 57 years. People always thought that he and Charlie were brothers and they were brothers by choice if not birth. Charlotte, my longest childhood friend brought us all together to help create memories . We will miss Gerald but the memories will live on as we celebrate his life . May God wrap his living arms around Charlotte, Jerry and family! Love to All!