Edward “Ed” Ray Gilkerson,78, of Prichard, W.V. passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Graveside service will be conducted 3:30 P.M. Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Davis Cemetery on Davis Branch in Prichard with Brother Roy Akers officiating. He was born December 10, 1942 in Prichard a son of the late Standard and Mary Davis Gilkerson. Ed was a retired Foreman from ACF Industries and he was a member of the Buena Vista Masonic Lodge #60 AF & AM whose members will conduct graveside rites. He was a veteran having served his country in the U. S. Air Force. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother James Bernard Gilkerson; two daughters Paula Gilkerson and Susie Charles; one son Gary Dean and a grandson Matt Charles. Survivors include his beloved wife Nellie Dean Gilkerson; one daughter Pamela Gilkerson; three sons Jamie Gilkerson, Glendal Dean and Kevin Dean; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers Roger Gilkerson and Ike Gilkerson and a host of other family and friends. Friends may call from 2-3:00 P.M. Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Mask and social distancing will be required. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.