Gerald Wayne Bottoms

November 25, 1938 ~ January 26, 2018 (age 79)
Gerald Wayne Bottoms, age 79, beloved husband, cherished father and grandfather, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 in Longview, Texas. Gerald was born November 25, 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Presley Luster Bottoms and Geraldine Emma Stinson Bottoms. He attended ETBC and loved reading the Bible. He could write Hebrew and was a self-taught Theologian. Gerald was a Master Electrician, certified by the State of Texas and taught at IBEW Apprenticeship School in Longview. He traveled all over the United States working on manufacturing and power plants from hydro electric to nuclear plants. He returned to Longview to open his own small electrical contracting business which he operated for over 16 years. Gerald was an active member of the IBEW and NEBF and has been recognized for his 50 years of service. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Heartsway Hospice for the love and kindness shown to Gerald and his family during his final days. Gerald is preceded in death by parents; his first wife, Rhonnie Mae Benedict Bottoms; and his brothers, Robert Bottoms and Presley Bottoms. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Maxine Howard; his daughters, Rachel Richards (Paul), Kristen Phillips (Zack), and their mother, Linda; grandchildren, Justin Richards, Kent Phillips, Abigail Richards, Bria Phillips, Skye Phillips, and Bailey Richards; and brother, Lemuel Bottoms. Visitation for Gerald will be held at Meadowbrook Funeral Home on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 4-6pm. Graveside service will be held at Hallsville Cemetery on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Noon with Bro. Rodgers officiating. On-line condolences may be made at

Cemetery Details

Hallsville City Cemetery

Hallsville, TX,


JAN 28. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Meadowbrook Funeral Home

1804 S Washington Ave

Marshall, TX, 75670

[email protected]

Graveside Service

JAN 29. 12:00 PM

Hallsville City Cemetery

Hallsville, TX

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