Jerry Lee Balderson

September 25, 1941October 27, 2019

Jerry Lee Balderson, 78, of Rockport, WV, went home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2019. Jerry was born September 25, 1941 in Parkersburg, WV to Raymond H. and Kathryn M.{Coe} Balderson. Jerry was employed by the Wood County Board of Education as a school bus driver for 30 years and was a Deacon at the Pond Creek Baptist Church. He was a Black Belt in Karate, loved hunting, fishing, horseback riding, watching wrestling, football and was a WVU fan. Jerry will be deeply missed by his wife of 56 years, Diana, daughter, Tina (Brian) Pigott, brothers, Thomas (Barbara) Balderson, Bill (Janet) Balderson, grandchild, Dustin (Kia) Pigott and great grandchildren, Gavin, Karson and Landon. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Randy Dornan officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Online tributes can be made at


  • Diana Lynn, Wife
  • Tina (Brian) Pigott, Daughter
  • Thomas (Barbara) Balderson, Brother
  • Bill (Janet) Balderson, Brother
  • Dustin (Kia) Pigott, Grandchild
  • Raymond H. Balderson, Father (deceased)
  • Kathryn M. Coe, Mother (deceased)
  • Jerry also leaves behind great grandchildren, Gavin, Karson and Landon to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 31, 2019


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Lewis Sines

October 30, 2019

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Jerry at The Parkersburg Sentinel many years ago.

Anita (Cox) Coplin

October 29, 2019

Jerry was my bus driver. (My parents- David & Sandra Cox.) I remember he would stop ,on Friday’s, at Harley Karr’s store and let us kids buy a treat. He was so kind and patient. He always greeted us with a smile. He was my favorite bus driver. Love & prayers to family and friends. ❤️ God bless.

Brian Bock

October 29, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother's passing. You and Barb will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I wish I could have come by but I will be in Charleston for the funeral of my wife's mom on the same viewing and burial schedule as Jerry's. God bless you my friend.

Shelia Sargent

October 29, 2019

Jerry was a great friend and leader. His faith in our Lord was an inspiration to many. His friendship made going to work easier. We shared many conversations and he helped me through some times when my own faith was weak. I will miss you, Jerry.

Dave Fought

October 29, 2019

I worked with Jerry a few years before he retired from the school board. He was a very wonderful person to be around and a great role model. I always enjoyed talking and being around him. Heavens a brighter place now that Jerry is there . May God bless him !!!!

Kathy Kimble

October 29, 2019

To the family I'm so very deeply sorry for your loss. He was a great Christian man and very wonderful person inside and out. Diana and Tina may God be with you and your family in the days to come. Kathy Kimble

Tabatha Treadway (tanner)

October 29, 2019

Jerry was a wonderful man. My sister was very small for her age and I can remember her first day getting to ride the bus like a big girl. Jerry thought she was much to young to be going to school. This of course put a fire under Heather. Jerry helped her get on the bus because she was to small to make it up the steps. So very sorry for your loss.