Gerald Wesley Trexler
Born May 15, 1987, in Watauga County, he was the son of Ralph Donald Trexler Jr. and Linda Horner Trexler.
Jerry loved the outdoors, hiking and spending time with friends. Jerry always had a kind word or helping hand for anyone in need.
Survivors include his parents, Don and Linda Trexler of Vilas; two brothers, William D. Trexler and wife, Ingram, of Columbia, S.C., and Samuel R. Trexler and wife, Lydia, of Boone, N.C.; maternal grandparents, Bill and Joan Horner of West Jefferson, N.C.; paternal grandparents, George and Gerri Wilhoit of James Island, S.C.; Ralph D. Trexler Sr. and wife, Nancy, of Gold Hill, N.C.; a number of aunts; uncles; cousins; and special friend, Dara Caplan, of Boca Raton, Fla.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the River of Life Church in Banner Elk, N.C., with the Rev. Ronnie Pyatte officiating.