Jerry Ronald Gravitt

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Jerry Ronald Gravitt of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away on July 18, 2017 surrounded by his family at Townsend Park Nursing Facility. He was born on November 13, 1935 to the late Hubert and Alice Gravitt. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, Casey Gravitt, his sister and Allene Landerfelt. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty Dobson Gravitt and his daughter, Melissa Gravitt Rooney/Steve Rooney, his brother Jim/Pattie Gravitt and grand-children, Emma Rooney, Katelin/Zac Cummings, Noah Rooney, and his niece and his nephews.


Jerry grew up spending his childhood in Roswell, Ga. and graduated Roswell High School class of 1954. After high school, he bought and managed 2 Gulf Oil Service Stations in Roswell.


Jerry went to work at Lockheed in 1961 where he worked a variety of jobs but was eventually the payroll master. He worked at Lockheed for 42 years and continued to contract for an additional 5 years.


There will be visitation at 10:00 am followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am on July 21, 2017 at Heritage Baptist Church, 1070 Douthit Road, Cartersville, GA, 30121. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the charity of your choice in honor of Jerry.  


Please express condolences for the family in the comments section below. The Gravitt family is being cared for by Georgia Funeral Care and Cremation Services, Acworth, Georgia.

9 Comments To "Jerry Ronald Gravitt "

Ada Junge On Jul 24 2017 at 10am
Dear, Betty & family. You are in my thoughts & prayers. May God give you peace & strength at this difficult time. My deepest sympathy. Reply to this comment
Sam Wehunt On Jul 24 2017 at 10am
So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Jerry was a wonderful person. Betty and Jerry are sorley missed by their Dunkin Donut group in Marietta. Reply to this comment
Annette Norton On Jul 21 2017 at 5pm
I am truly blessed to have know Jerry and Betty,they were a joy to know.God bless you Betty.You and Jerry took me under your wings when I first joined Holy Trinity. Reply to this comment
Lura Ledbetter gilmer On Jul 21 2017 at 12pm
So sorry to hear this. Prayers goingi up for tthe family. Reply to this comment
Mary Kinney On Jul 21 2017 at 12pm
I am so glad that I got to meet Mr. Jerry and Betty, I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Jerry. He was such a special person that I had the pleasure of meeting. I am going to truly miss him as I had a lot of conversations with him during my years of knowing him and Ms. Betty. May the lord comfort your family during this time. Reply to this comment
Charlena Cline On Jul 20 2017 at 6pm
I did not know Mr. Gravitt. However, I know his daughter Melissa. He was very blessed to have such a wonderful daughter who took such good care of him. Also, he was blessed with her family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Reply to this comment
KaSondra Brooks On Jul 20 2017 at 6pm
Thoughts and prayers for all of you during this time. May God give you peace and comfort. Reply to this comment
Marvin Adams On Jul 20 2017 at 6pm
God bless you Betty. Always enjoyed our conversations after the 8:30 service & HT. You & Jerry were a great couple, always remember the great time you had together. Reply to this comment
Natalie On Jul 20 2017 at 6pm
I am so very sorry for your loss! Please find comfort from a scripture I'm sure you have read several times before but is personal to you now. "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4) Jw.org Reply to this comment
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