Jerry M. Garris, 77, Silver Lake, passed away on Nov. 27 at 4:40 p.m. at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. He was born on Nov. 16, 1936 to Jesse and Edna (Robbins) Garris in Anderson.
He graduated from Claypool High School in 1955 and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Milford. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and being with people. Jerry was a United States Marine. He married Ilant Howard on June 11, 1960. She survives. He retired from General Tire after 33 years.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Angie Garris, Silver Lake; 10 grandchildren, Trevor Garris, Tanner Garris, Jesse Garris, Heidi Ulrey, Don Chilcutt, Joey Garris, Val Garris, Kasey Chilcutt, Haley Chilcutt and Holly Garris; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Jerry Garris in 2006 and Tim Garris in 2010; one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at Free United Baptist Church, State Road 13, Sidney, with Pastor Ward Etsie Allen officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 3-7 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.