Gerald "Jerry" Wilson

March 16, 1937January 15, 2021

Gerald D. “Jerry” Wilson, 83 of Rices Landing, died Friday, January 15, 2021 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. He was born March 16, 1937 in Kiesterville, PA, a son of the late Robert and Velma Shaffer Wilson. Jerry was a 1957 graduate of Mapletown High School. He worked for the Jefferson-Morgan School District and for Pochron’s True Value Hardware in Rices Landing. Jerry served in the United States Army, where he was an expert marksman. He was a member of the Jefferson United Methodist church, a trustee of the church, Greene County Dartball League where he was the coach of Jefferson Methodist #1 and manager of the year. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Rices Landing Sportsman Club. Jerry loved gardening, hunting, fishing, sports and feeding the birds. He was a man that could fix anything around the house or the church. He loved his family and friends, a man with a kind word and warm smile for everyone. He specially loved the staff at Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at WV University Medical Center and the nurses that he called his angels in blue. We the family want to express a heartfelt thanks for their support and care. On June 2, 1963 he married Patricia “Pat” Walters, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter Lori (Mark) Pochron of Rices Landing; two grandchildren, Marissa Pochron and Michael Pochron; a sister, Valetta (Clarence) Lofstead of Hickory. And his two special companions, his schnauzers, Sadie and Lily. Deceased is a son, Michael Jeffrey Wilson, a sister, Faye Wilson and a brother, James R. Wilson. Private services are entrusted to the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jefferson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Jefferson, PA 15344. Condolences may be expressed online at


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Jim West

February 1, 2021

I am so deeply saddened to hear this news.Jerry was one of the finest men, I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.I was honored to have been one of his friends.I learned so very much from him.We had some really good times working together,and roaming the hills together.I will miss you very much my friend.

Brian Carroll

January 23, 2021

Jerry was an exceptional individual of whom I had great admiration. He was a perfect gentleman and a very Christian man. He was always willing to help, and he did so very much for the church. He was always glad and ready to contribute. I am proud to have served as one of his pastors for the last eleven years. My sympathies to Pat and family. It is a great loss for us all. He was a great husband, father, and parishioner. He will be sorely missed!

Lincoln Robinson

January 22, 2021

My deepest condolences pat. Very fond of Jerry. Lincoln Robinson

Patti Dickens

January 20, 2021

So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Jerry was one of the sweetest persons there is. He always had a kind word, and a smile for everyone. May you find comfort in your great memories of times spent together.

Kimberly Barnett

January 19, 2021

Mr .Wilson was definitely one of a kind . He was a true gentleman in every way . MBRCC will not be the same without our true friend . He was the high life to everyone's day !! Always had a smile for all of us ! Mr .Wilson made all of us want to be better individuals....I mean how could you not . Everytime I was able to see him I would ask how's Pat and what's for supper tonight😊 Mr .Wilson shared recipes and books gave advice ...helped us garden he wasn't just our patient he was our friend and mentor!! You will truly be missed ....thanks for all the talks, advice and recipes ... I will miss you Mr . Wilson thank you for being you and a true light to MBRCC❤❤❤❤

Abigail Forren

January 19, 2021

Mr. Wilson was a treasured patient. Kind and the most welcome gentleman, he was the light of some of our days at the Mart Babb Randolph Cancer Center. I am so sorry to see this loss as the world became dimmer, but happy to see him no longer in pain and to know he’s in a better place. Mr. Wilson was a true friend and patient among the staff. He will be missed and held in our hearts.

Dale Shaffer

January 19, 2021

Pat, Lori & Family:

My condolences to you all. Jerry was one of the kindest people I have met. He always had time to talk or share in a story. A lot like his dad "Uncle Bob". He was a true gentleman. May he rest in peace.

Dawn yeager

January 19, 2021

jery was a very nices person. Going to miss him at dart ball he always had a smile on his face and so sweet to everyone. That he. Meet. And I going to wish his family prayers. Sorry for s great man. He was. A. Nices man. I am. From. Waynesburg methodist church team

Stephen Patton

January 19, 2021

Mr Wilson will be missed by many from the MBRCC cancer center. I looked forward to seeing him every time he came. He was always good to talk to. I enjoyed looking out for him when he came. He was always a fighter and never complained about anything. My heart goes out to the family and I will miss him

Tom Shumaker

January 19, 2021

Pat & Family: Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Jerry. I remember seeing him often at Pochron's; always offering to help someone. Truly a great guy. May you know he is at rest & in endless peace.