Gerald Clem Journey

Published 7:28 am Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Gerald Clem Journey, of Kitty Hawk, was born in Montgomery, Alabama January 29, 1932 and died June 14, 2020. He was the son of Clem and Nettie Journey. Jerry joined the Army in 1949 and served in the Korean War until 1952. After serving his country and being honorably discharged, he met the love of his life, Betty Lovell, in Summertown, Tenn.

Jerry worked for American General Insurance in Gallatin, Tennessee and then moved to Petersburg, Va. where he worked at Allied Chemical.

Jerry and Betty Sue moved to the Outer Banks in the mid-eighties. Jerry started Cottage Maintenance and Repair, which he and son Tim operated from its creation until today.

Get the latest headlines sent to you

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty Sue Journey; son Randy Journey and brother Bob Journey. He is survived by son Robert Journey of Hopewell, Va.; daughter Lisa Vasquez (Alfonso) of Kitty Hawk; and son Timothy Journey (Tracy Banks) of Kill Devil Hills as well as three  grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Jerry’s service will be held June 20 at 4 p.m. at Gallop Funeral Chapel in Nags Head.

To express condolences, visit the online register at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.