Gerald Matthew Shelko

September 19, 1954 - February 3, 2015
Gerald Matthew Shelko

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Jerry Shelko, 60, of Mountain Home passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Elizabeth House, surrounded by his family and friends.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Jerry was the son of the late Gerald and Dorothy Nelson Shelko. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Wendy Shelko and brother, Fred Shelko.

Jerry was an Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He moved to Henderson County in 1989 and was a member of Balfour Baptist Church. Jerry enjoyed outdoor activities with his wife and fellowship with his church family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Sandy Shelko of Mountain Home; his stepdaughters, Lisa Souther and husband, Joel, of Hooperís Creek, and Michelle Quinn of Mills River; stepson, Jason Quinn and wife, Megan, of Hendersonville; sister, JoAnn Kozel and husband, Joe, of Hendersonville; five step-grandchildren, Christopher and Cayden Quinn, Mitchell and McKenzie Souther, and Bailey Quinn; sister-in-law, Martha Pace of Brevard; niece, Tammy Bennett of Columbia, SC; nephew, Jerry Silhan of Warren, OH; and step-niece, Debbie Bracken and step-nephew, Joey Pace, both of Brevard.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 am Friday, February 6, 2015 at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory in Pisgah Forest. The Reverends Travis Harrison and Joe Lund will officiate.

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  • February 04, 2015
    Kellie Frank says:
    Sandy, My prayers are with you and your family! Jerry was a special man! Love and hugs! Kellie

  • February 05, 2015
    Debbie Banther says:
    Sandy, So sorry to hear about Jerry. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please give us a call some time. Would love to see you. If we can do anything, please let us know. Debbie and Eddie

  • February 11, 2015
    Dee Hulihan says:
    Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. You were so loving and kind to Jerry to make sure he didn't suffer when his life was ending. I will always think of you and admire you for making the hard choices. I hope your memories will come to comfort you as time passes.