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Gerald W. "Jerk" Houseweart

March 7, 1943 ~ August 29, 2022 (age 79)
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Gerald W. "Jerk" Houseweart, 79, of Dotyville, Benton Township, died Monday, August 29, 2022 at his home.

Born March 7, 1943 in Central, Sugarloaf Township, he was a son of the late Raymond Arthur Houseweart, who died in July 6, 1958 and Glenda O. (Comstock) Houseweart Furtak, who died March 21, 2009.  He was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Patricia M. "Pat" (McHenry) Houseweart, on May 16, 2017.

He was a 1961 graduate of Benton High School and then entered the U. S. Army where he served from 1961 to 1964. 

Jerk was self employed and owned and operated G. W. Houseweart Excavating.  He was also a longtime Benton Township Supervisor.

He was a member of the American Legion and the V. F. W.

Surviving, are his two sons:  Gerald W. "Jerry" Houseweart, II and Thomas W. Houseweart, both of Benton; two grandchildren:  Jonathan Hunter Houseweart and Nikki Rose Houseweart; two great granddaughters:  Octavia and Lyric. Also surviving are his siblings:  Bonnie S. Young, of Benton; Linda Steele, of Berwick; Barry "Duke" Houseweart and his wife, Jill, of Benton; Mary Ann Young and her husband, Michael, of Orangeville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 Along with his Parents and Wife, Pat, he was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Arthur Houseweart, II in 1967; a brother, Larry R. Houseweart on February 24, 2007; a sister, Joyce C. Smith on November 17, 2019; and his step father, Anthony J. Furtak on March 19, 2006.

 A Viewing will be held Friday, September 2nd, 2022 from 10 AM until 11 AM at the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton with Graveside Services to immediately follow at the Raven Creek Cemetery with Pastor Jason Simpkins, Stillwater Christian Church, officiating.  There will also be Military Honors accorded at the graveside by the local Veterans group.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association. (1-800-586-4872 /

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September 2, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
McMichael Funeral Home
4394 Red Rock Road
Benton, PA 17814

Graveside Service with Military Honors
September 2, 2022

11:30 AM
Raven Creek Cemetery
benton, PA 17814


American Lung Association
625 N. Governor Printz Blvd., Suite 2, Essington PA 19029
Tel: 1-800-586-4872

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