Gerald "Jerry"'s Story
It is with great sadness that the family of Jerry Greenawalt announces his passing on Sunday May 7, 2017, at the age of 73. Jerry will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his devoted wife of 55 years, Shirley (Hoye) Greenawalt, and their children, Scott (Marian) Greenawalt, Jerilyn (Donnie) Katherman, Jon (Michelle) Greenawalt, and Kelly (Greg) Solomon. Jerry will also be fondly remembered as "Poppy" by his 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Kelly (Nick) Bender, Spencer Greenawalt, Rachel Solomon, Alexis (Dan) Erbe, Zachery Greenawalt, Ryan Solomon, Katie Keen, Hannah Greenawalt, Elijah Greenawalt, Noah Greenawalt, Micah Greenawalt, Rhett Bender, Maggie Bender, and Benjamin Erbe.
A native of Pennsylvania, Jerry was born in Rimersburg, Pa., and grew up in Pulaski, Pa. He was the plant superintendent of Milton Steel in Milton, Pa., for 20 years until he retired at the age of 56.
Jerry, a 32nd Degree Mason, was a follower of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as a member of The Bethel United Methodist Church in Bethune, S.C.
Jerry greatly loved the outdoors while hunting and fishing with his family. He was a very talented man with an array of hobbies including duck carving, wood working, wine making, bee keeping, ammo reloading, gun collecting, street rods, and tying flies for fly fishing, to mention a few. Jerry loved his dogs and will be greatly missed by his devoted Yellow Lab "Daisy".
The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. followed by a celebration of Jerry's life at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 103 King St. East, Bethune, S.C. The Rev. John McLeod will be conducting the service and a brief reception at the church will follow.
Memorials or flowers may be sent to the Baker Funeral Home, 210 E. Hilton St., Kershaw, SC 29067.
Published on May 8, 2017