Justin “Benny” Gemmell, age 19, of Oroville passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. He was born July 31, 1992 in Porterville, Calif., to parents Cheri Ann Cole and Jim Gemmell.
Justin came to Oroville in 1998 and attended Oroville High School. He enjoyed making people laugh, listening to music and writing lyrics. He loved hanging out with his friends Kevin, John, Brodie and Justin R., as well as many others.
Justin is survived by his mother, Cheri Ann Cole of Oroville; his father, Jim Gemmel of Oroville; grandparents: Joanne Ventre of Henderson, Nev. and Shirley ‘J’ Gemmell of Porterville, Calif; sister, Crissa A. Eisen and brother-in-law, Daniel Eisen; sister, Rachel Cole; nephew, Tyler Worster, Brayton Worster, Brison Verstagen; niece Kaydience of Omak; sister, Lisa (Cole) Martinez and Brother-in-law, Efrin Martinez; nephew, Patrick, Gianni; Niece, Aurora and Julian; Nephew, Kyle Nored of Huntington Beach, Calif.; brother, JJ Gemmell and Heather (Spiedell) Gemmell of Ridgecrest, Calif.; sister, Patti Gemmell of Lindsey, Calif.; brother-in-law, Maverick Thompson; and nephew, Hunter Thompson; as well as numerous aunts and uncles.
He is preceded in death his Grandpa Jerry Ventre and his Grandpa Frank N. Gemmell Sr.
Family and friends are invited to attend his service at Valley Christian Fellowship on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m., with Randy McAllister, Officiating and Honorary Pall Bearers: Kevin Rounds, John Leantzy, Justin Rounds and Brody N.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville in care of arrangements.