Gerald N. Donley

February 5, 1947 - December 1, 2019
Gerald N. Donley

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Gerald N. Donley, 72, of St. Clairsville, OH died Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Cumberland Pointe Nursing Home, St. Clairsville. He was born February 5, 1947 in St. Clairsville, a son of the late Ebbert and Blanche Jobes Donley.

Gerald was a roof bolter of the former Saginaw Mine, a member of Maynard Methodist Church, VFW Post 5356, American Legion Post 159 and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Heath Donley in June, 2019; sons, Robert and Ricky Coe; three brothers, Robert, George and Willis Donley; a sister, Virginia Hill.

Surviving are his children, Diana Dillon of Belmont, OH., Sherrie Funkhouser, Leroy (Ruth) Coe and Timothy (Julie) Coe all of St. Clairsville; a grandson, Brandon whom he raised; 19 grandchildren, Mike Funkhouser, Barbara Funkhouser, Rick Dillon, Katie Dillon-Luli, Opal Coe, Joe Coe, Eugene Funkhouser, Brandi Turner, Brian Coe, Brandon (Samantha) Coe, Jenny Mahoney, Michelle Mahoney, Ricky Coe, Brian Coe, Randall Coe, Allie Coe, Lance Corbett, Erica Evans and Zachary Coe; several great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 5-8 pm at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialist 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, OH 43950 with funeral services on Thursday at 11 am with Pastor Al Hoder officiating. Full Military Honors conducted by the Belmont County Veterans Association. Burial will follow in Warnock Cemetery.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019
11:00 AM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Warnock Cemetery - Directions
48028 Warnock Glencoe Rd
Belmont, Ohio 43718
(740) 676-2225


Wednesday, December 4, 2019
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

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  • July 22, 2022
    Richard Ellingson says:
    Hardrock; you and Opal & the kid I know I will miss! I’m not good with computer stuff but I did get your Obituary now and I’m not a happy camper! Your kinda lucky the way our world is going! I don’t think I got an Email but, this. Spirit in the sky is playing right now! Miss you buddy 11th CAV “67”

  • December 03, 2019
    Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Gerald N. Donley, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Gerald N. Donley, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †