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Mr. Archie ‘Jerry’ Gerald Balkcom, age 84, of Bonifay, Florida passed away July 27, 2021, at Boswell Manor Assisted Living Facility in Bonifay. He was born August 12, 1936, in Noma, Florida to the late Zelotes Balkcom and Gladys Bell Balkcom. In addition to his parents, Mr. Balkcom was preceded in death by his wife, Angelita Balkcom, three brothers, Howard Balkcom, Millard ‘Junior’ Balkcom, and Tommy Balkcom, and two sisters, Agnes Ard and Mildred George.

Mr. Balkcom is survived by one son, Jerry Balkcom and wife Connie Spears Balkcom of Middletown, VA; two daughters, Rosemary Balkcom and companion Bill Harrell of Panama City, FL and Elizabeth Kirk and husband, Bryson Kirk of Bonifay, FL; four grandchildren, David Benjamin Balkcom and wife Brittany, Sarah Balkcom Garris and husband Chase, Melea Kirk Corbin and husband Zachary, and Zane Kirk; four great-grandchildren, Colton Balkcom, Madelyn Balkcom, Everett Garris, and Laurel June Garris; one sister, Dorothy Budd; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the Peel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Lauen and Rev. Gary Medlock officiating. Interment will follow in the Bonifay Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 PM at Peel Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be given to The Gideons, PO Box 845, Bonifay, FL 32425 or First Baptist Bonifay Building Fund, 311 North Waukesha Street, Bonifay, FL 32425.

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