Paul Clifton Gerton, age 70, Elizabethtown, lifetime companion of Joyce M. (Jones) Gerton, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the Lyndon Woods Care & Rehabilitation in Louisville. Born January 13, 1953 in Springfield, KY, he was the son of the late Norris and Ann Marie (Key) Gerton. He was a graduate of Washington Co. High School and received a BA degree from McKendree University, a private university in Lebanon, Illinois. He served our country for 25 years in the US Army, retiring at the highest enlisted rank of Command Sergeant Major and was a highly decorated soldier, continued and will continue getting the love and respect from several of his companion soldiers. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and being a “handy man” whenever needed and he loved and worked hard to make sure his family was always overseen. Paul was a member of the Lakeside Worship Center in Elizabethtown.
Survivors other than his lifetime companion include one daughter Affica Michele (Eric) Garnett of Louisville; one son Ronald Anthony Biggs of Pittsburgh, four sisters Pamela (Kavin) Stepp and Martha Johnson both of Nicholasville, Deborah Garr and Delena Jackson both of Lexington; three brothers: Norris Gerton of Lexington, James Ronald (Janice) Gerton of Springfield and Richard (Jean) Gerton of Homer, LA; seven grandchildren Jamari Garnett and Jordyn Garnett both of Louisville, Ashlee Otero and Emoni Thompson both of GA, Jaidyn Biggs and Taylor Biggs both of AL and William Paul Anthony Biggs of PA, five great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a son Rodney Keith Parks.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 pm, Friday, February 10, 2023 at Sims Funeral Services by Pastor Herb Williams with burial to follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrodsburg with full military rites.
Visitation will be Friday, February 10, 2023 from 11:00 AM until the time of services at Sims Funeral Services.
Pallbearers are Shawn Gerton, Lamont Gerton, Descius Starks, Terrell Gerton, Tyson Graves and Shawntae Baker. Honorary bearers are William Key, Danny Key, Anthony Garr, Deron Jones, and Craig Vaughn.
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