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Jerry Gosnell

January 7, 1970 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 54) 54 Years Old

Jerry Gosnell Obituary

Peter Jerome Gosnell Jr., affectionately known as Jerry, age 54, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in his home on January 16, 2024, after a short but valiant battle with cancer.


Born January 7,1970, in Savannah, Georgia, he was the son of the late Peter J. Gosnell Sr. and the late Betty Stanley Gosnell of Brunson, South Carolina and a graduate of Wade Hampton High School. He was a proud member of Hampton County for his entire life. He worked for the South Carolina Department of Transportation for more than 30 years, with the latter portion of his career serving as the Resident Maintenance Engineer. Jerry absolutely loved his job and the people he worked with. He was a faithful Christian man who worshipped at First Christian Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Lighthouse Church, always growing his relationship with Christ. Jerry was passionate about agriculture from a young age. He always had chickens, goats, pigeons and many other types of animals. He loved being outdoors, tending to his “farm”, and attending local chicken sales every weekend. He was a volunteer with the Brunson chapter of the Lions Club. Jerry was foremost, a very devoted family man. He was a loving husband to his wife, Karen and an adoring father to his daughters, Kayla and Charlotte. His family meant the world to him. Jerry was truly a good person, a loyal friend, and an honest man.


Surviving are: his wife Karen Ann Reap Gosnell; two daughters, Kayla E. Gosnell (fiancé Cody Matthews) of East Bend, North Carolina and Marianna Charlotte Gosnell of Hampton; Cindy Getridge Gosnell, mother of Kayla; sisters-in-law, Jennifer Reap Rovella (E.J.) and Amy Reap Lawlor (John); nephews, Lincoln and Landon Rovella; nieces, Genevieve Rovella and Josie Lawlor; Mother-in-law, Virginia M. Reap; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Scarlett Gosnell; and brother Michael Anthony Gosnell.


In July 2015, Jerry received a liver transplant that gave him eight and half more years with his family and friends.  In memory of Jerry, Please consider becoming an organ donor or sending a memorial contributions to: Donate Life American, 5516 Falmouth Street, Suite 302, Richmond, VA 23230; or at: 


Funeral services will be held 10 o’clock, Friday morning, January 19, 2024, at First Christian Church, 400 Holly Street West, Hampton.  Interment will follow in Browning Cemetery.


The family will receive friends during a time of visitation Thursday evening from 5 until 8 at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, VARNVILLE-HAMPTON CHAPEL, 1074 Yemassee Highway, Varnville, South Carolina, 29944.  Visit the guestbook online at: 

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January 18, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, Varnville-Hampton Chapel
1074 Yemassee Highway
Varnville, SC 29944

Funeral Service
January 19, 2024

10:00 AM
First Christian Church - Hampton
400 West Holly Street
Hampton, SC 29924


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