Jerry D. Church, 67, of Linton, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.
Born March 30, 1936, in Coalmont, Ind., he was the son of Coy Bland "Mike" Church and Eldred Irene (Craig) Church Bicard Greenwood.
He married Micki (Hopkins) Church on Oct. 11, 1959. She survives.
He was a veteran of the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and in the US Air Force during the Vietnam era. He also worked as a driller for Peabody Coal.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Linton, Ind.; F. & A.M. #721; the Masonic Lodge of Dugger, Ind.; the Terre Haute Valley of Scottish Rite; the Terre Haute Zorah Temple of A.A.O.M.S.; and the High Flyer Model Airplane Club.
He was also a former commander, historian, and district chaplain of American Legion Post #224 in Linton, and coached softball at Union High School in Dugger and with the Dugger Boys and Girls Baseball and Softball League. Additionally, he was a boy scout leader at Carlisle.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters; Tammy Young and husband Don, of Brazil, Tracy Hunt and fiancee Glen Prows, of Linton, and Tanya Johnson and husband Scott, of Austin, Ark.; two sons, Tim Church and wife Margaret, of Linton, and Troy Church and wife Leslie, of Linton; three sisters, Jane Staley and husband Don V., of Clay City, Judy G. Whitaker and husband John J., of Cloverdale, and Jessie J. Ireland and husband Rex, of Terre Haute; two brothers, James E. Church and wife Brenda, of Greencastle, and John M. Church and wife Martha, of Clay City; four stepsisters, Janice Brown, of Linton, Margaret Schafer and husband Richard, of Plainfield, Sarah Voorde and husband Fred, of Elkhart, and Dixie Richardson and husband Bart, of Indianapolis; a stepbrother, Jack Greenwood and wife Teresa, of Linton; and 13 grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two stepfathers, Max L. Bicard and Ovid "Debs" Greenwood; and a stepbrother, Don Bicard.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton, with Pastor David Tyra officiating. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at Anderson Poindexter Memory Chapel. Interment will be in Indian Prarie Cemetery in Carlisle.