Gerald I. 'Jerry' Defebaugh

Posted 11/23/20

Gerald I. 'Jerry' Defebaugh

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Gerald I. 'Jerry' Defebaugh


CLINTON — Gerald I. “Jerry” Defebaugh, 74, of Clinton, passed away 12:55 p.m. on November 22, 2020, at his family residence, Clinton.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at a later date.  The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with cremation rites.

Memorials may be directed to Second Chance for Pets pet sdoption.

Jerry was born on June 16, 1946, in Clinton, the son of Harold and Florence (Burdine) Defebaugh. He married Rhonda S. Chase on November 26, 1971, in Clinton.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda S. Defebaugh, Clinton; children, D.J. (Patty) Robinson, Heyworth; Tim (Jennifer) Defebaugh, Mackinaw; and Tracy Defebaugh, Clinton; three  grandchildren, Bryson Bishop, Cadence Bishop, and Melody Howell; siblings, Bob Defebaugh, Clinton; Jim (Betty) Defebaugh, Clinton;  Leona (Harold) Jones, Clinton, and Avis Egleston, Seattle, Wash.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Richard Defebaugh, and sister, Edith Hamilton

Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired after 30 years from the Clinton Post Office. He was a member of the Clinton VFW and traveled all over with his buddy, Jim Cundiff. He loved to garden and spend time with his grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

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