Lexington NC: Carl Joseph Gakeler Sr., 83, of Lexington NC passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday June 12, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia PA and raised in Burlington NJ to the late Edmond & Ceola Potts Gakeler. Carl a true animal lover, enjoyed bird-watching, hunting, golfing, and especially gardening. He was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for 7 years.
Carl is survived by his children: Carl Gakeler Jr. of PA, Theresa Doolittle and husband Bruce of VA, Ed Gakeler and wife Deidra of NJ, Daniel Gakeler and wife Tanya of Lexington NC, Julianna Vansciver of NJ, 16 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild, Brother: Terry Gakeler of DE, Sister: Carol McCollister of NJ and his beloved Grand-dogs Hollywood and Bubba. Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his Daughter: Jacqueline Gakeler, Brother: Eddie Gakeler and Sister: Phyllis Hayes.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 607 North Greene Street Greensboro NC 27401. A memorial service will be at 11:00 AM Saturday June 23, 2018 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Arrangements entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel of Greensboro NC.