Gerald L. Atwater, 67, of East Galesburg, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, 9:20 AM at Allure of Galesburg. Jerry was born on October 27, 1953 in Galesburg. He was the son of William and Leona (Ebbing) Atwater. Jerry is survived by his children, Rebecca (Dustin) Keibler of East Galesburg and Rickie Hill of Le Claire, IA; siblings, Greg (Ann) Atwater and Nancy Atwater; and four grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents and a brother, Bill Atwater. Jerry was a graduate of Knoxville High School. He worked as a splicer for a telecommunications contractor. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be from 12-2 PM on Monday, August 30, 2021 at Hurd-Hendricks Fellowship Center, Knoxville. Private family burial of cremated remains will be held at a later date. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville have been entrusted with arrangements. Memorials may be donated to the A.B.A.T.E. Children’s Fund. Expressions of sympathy may be left to the family at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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