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Jerry J. Etchison, 82, passed away May 17, 2017, at his residence in The Villages, Florida. He was born Sept. 19, 1934, in Anderson, Indiana.
Jerry was a graduate of Anderson High School and Ball State University. He received an Honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.
Jerry was a successful entrepreneur and Broker/Owner of Jerry Etchison Real Estate in Anderson before partnering in 1990 to form Etchison-Sparks Better Homes and Gardens until his retirement. He was a member of 5th Street United Methodist Church in Anderson and attended Community United Methodist Church in The Villages, Fla. Jerry served as Past President of Anderson Board of Realtors, and was a past member of Anderson Elks Lodge 209 and Anderson Country Club.
Jerry was a faithful follower of our Lord Jesus Christ, devoted and loving husband and father, proud grandfather, loyal friend, kind-hearted and generous contributor to his church(s) and Christian organizations. He was also an avid golfer his entire life and a great story-teller who loved telling funny stories and a joke or two. He was a friend to anyone who ever met him.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Lorna Etchison; children, Shelley Etchison-Beck of Granger, and Brian Etchison of Fort Wayne; brother, Larry Etchison of Pendleton; uncle, Maurice Etchison of Marion; grandchildren, Zachary Buell and Alison Buell of Granger, and Alex Etchison and Cole Etchison of Fort Wayne; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Mary Etchison; brothers, Donald Etchison and Richard Etchison; wife, Sharon Nighbert-Etchison.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, Ind., followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 6 p.m. officiated by Rev. Tom Hoehner.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to American Lung Association (www.lung.org ) or Doctors Without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org )
He was very much loved, and will be greatly missed, but will forever remain in our thoughts and in our hearts.
Published on May 22, 2017
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