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Gerald Lee Nacht

July 5, 1947 ~ October 30, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Gerald Lee Nacht of Helen, Georgia who passed away on October 30, 2022 at the age of 75. Gerald Lee Nacht was born July 5, 1947 in Hayward, California, to the late Bernard Theodore “Barney” Nacht (d. 1992) and Louise Effie (Brown) Nacht (d. 1994). Jerry had an older brother, Bernard T. Nacht (b. 1930), who also preceded him in death in 2002. When Jerry was a young boy, the family moved to Riverside, CA and then on to Fairfax, Virginia, where he attended Thomas A. Edison High School through his Junior year. In 1964, the family moved to Atlanta, Ga where he attended his Senior year at Therrell High School. Upon graduating, he then attended West Georgia College. During his time at West Georgia, he was a member of the Cavalier and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and a member of the West Georgia College Swim Team. In 1969, Jerry was drafted into the US Army and went to basic training in Fort Rucker, Alabama. He served during the Vietnam War as an Air Traffic Controller in South Vietnam from February, 1970 to April, 1972, achieving the rank of Specialist - E Five. After proudly serving his country, Jerry returned to West Georgia College and continued his studies. In the late 1970’s, Jerry moved to Helen, Georgia, where he lived a very robust life as a carpenter, painter and entrepreneur. He was also a highly skilled fisherman, loved camping/traveling, and was an avid collector. More importantly - Jerry made many, many very good friends and memories along the way. After a lengthy hospitalization fighting several health issues, Jerry passed peacefully on Sunday morning, October 30, 2022 in Gainesville, GA. A memorial will be planned for a later date.


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