Moulder, Gerald Wade

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Gerald Wade Moulder, 50 of Narrows, VA went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 22, 2021. Gerald was born on July 5, 1970 in Princeton, WV and was a son of Allen and Judy Moulder. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Allen Dennis Moulder, Jr. and Stephen L. Moulder.

Gerald was a 1988 graduate of Narrows High School Greenwave and was a welder by trade for 33 years. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Juanita Lynnette Akers of Narrows, son, Wade A. Moulder of Glen Lyn, daughter, Brandy N. Moulder of Narrows, three grandchildren, Haylei Daugherty, Skylar Daugherty, Leah Hilton, one brother, Darren E. Moulder (Christy) of Narrows, two nieces, Reagan Moulder and Piper Atkins and three nephews, Christopher Lee Akers, Jr. Christopher Lee Akers, III and Devyn Alley.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the First Baptist Church at the corner of Kimberling and Wolf Streets in Narrows from 6 – 8 pm. We will be observing COVID-19 precautions, please wear a mask and social distance.

The family is being served by Riffe – Givens Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

Tribute by Juanita: “I’ve spent 30 years with Gerald. He was a very spiritual person, loved teaching anything to the younger generations, played baseball and softball until his late 40s. He was a talented artist, loved children, and was a beloved basketball coach to our son’s generation for years. We have a beagle named Scooby that he loved beyond mention, and asked to see Scooby even the day he passed. He loved fishing and being on the river, tubing, camping or in a John boat. He and our son built the new glass floating staircase in Roanoke Memorial Hospital. There’s so much more I could say about this wonderful sweet soul that never met a stranger or told one in need no, but anyone that knew him understands what I mean. I was lucky enough that he chose me to spend his life with, and his special qualities helped mold me into who I am today. We shared a love so deep and special it is indescribable, but it’s what fairy tales are made of. He cast a big shadow and shielded us all from harm. He left big shoes for his children to fill.”