Jerry Gilstrap, 77 - Slater

Jerry Layton Gilstrap, 77, of Slater, passed away suddenly at his home July 9, 2016.

Born in Pickens, he was a son of the late Leroy “Roy” and Tommie Holcombe Gilstrap. He was raised by his loving grandparents, John Luther and Cora Chapel Gilstrap. Mr. Gilstrap retired from Slater Mill after forty-three years of service, and was a member of Slater Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of fifty-four years, Ellen Meece Gilstrap; one daughter Jerri Lynn Ward (Brian); two grandchildren: Emmalie and Ashlyn Ward, who were his pride and joy; one step-grandchild: Jordan Ward Buchanan; and one step- great-grandchild: Bradley Ward.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son: Dean Gilstrap; one brother: Brandon Gilstrap; and one sister: Guynell Poteat.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, in The Howze Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville, SC 29601.

The family will be at the home.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family here.

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of the arrangements.