Gerald E. Waltrip, also known as Gerry or Wally, 62 of Marshall, IL, formelry of Paris, IL passed away Wednesday July 12, 2023 at 1:43 AM. He was under Hospice Care at Marshall Nursing Care. Gerry had Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. He was born in Peoria, IL on Sept. 10, 1960, the son of Lester D. Waltrip and Janet Stewart Waltrip. He was preceded in death by both parents and a step father, Ivan H. Austin. Gerry is survived by four sisters: Cindy Waltrip Wallace (Herman J.); Paula Austin Parsons (Richard); both of Marshall; Carla J. Waltrip; and Patti Waltrip Stewart, both of Charleston, IL; several Nephews and Nieces and his step mother, Sharon Keltz Waltrip of Paris. Though Gerry had no children of his own, he was loved and cherished by many of his friend's children and given the title of Uncle, Dad, or Grandpa by many. He had a lifelong brotherhood with his childhood friend, Mike Shewmake of Paris, who stood by him right up to the day of his passing. Gerry was an avid and accomplished pool player. He played in local tournaments and also traveled as far as Las Vegas to play. He managed pool teams and mentored may young players for decades. He was also a fan of the U of I Illini and the Saint Louis Cardinals. There will be a celebration of life for Family & Friends and internment at a later. date. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.