Gerald Gilbert Markely, 76, Augusta, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at home.

His family will hold memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at 3 Wooden Crosses Cowboy Church, 5118 SW 100th, Augusta, Kansas 67010. Flowers may be sent directly to the church.

Gerald was born in Wichita, Kansas, on Aug. 17, 1943, to the late Charlotte (Corbin) and Gilbert Markley.

He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a self-employed farrier and an operator at Mobil Refinery.

Gerald was an active church member.

On Dec. 22, 1966 he married Cordelia Deon (McDaniel) Markley at First Southern Baptist Church in Augusta. She preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, April Markley; brother, Duane Markley; daughter-in-law, Patricia Markley.

He is survived by sons, Monte Markley and wife Anna, and Matthew Markley; daughter, Mindy Markley; grandchildren, Gavin, Stacy and Benjamin Markley, and Veronica Ellison; sister Janelle Koffan and husband Kenneth; sister-in-law, Linda Markley.

Memorial donations to 3 Wooden Crosses Cowboy Church, P.O. Box 533 Augusta, Kansas 67010.