Jerry Orville Richardson, 79, of Peru, Indiana went home to the Lord on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the Wesleyan Healthcare Center in Marion.
He was born on September 22, 1941 in Miami County, to Fredrick and Zora (Marquis) Richardson. He was married to Maggie Ann (Martin) Christmas Eve 1963 in Collins, Georgia.
Jerry was a proud U.S. Army veteran serving with the 101st Airborne. He later retired from General Tire in Wabash, IN.
He was an avid fan of Indiana University basketball. He also enjoyed playing poker, coon hunting and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Ann Martin in 2019; by his parents (above) and siblings Glenn, Herbert, Joe, Marjorie Hatten, Uva Lesley and Doris Griggs.
Jerry is survived by one sister, Shirley Klepinger of Florida, and his 2 children, Jerry D. (Crystal) Richardson of North Carolina and Kimberly A. (James) Fromm of Peru. His surviving grandchildren include Kasha and husband Mike, Brandon, Zeke, Jasmine, Shelby, Tyanne and husband Tony, Tyler and wife Beth, and Tyla and wife Shelly. Surviving great-grandchildren include Carter, Cayden, Easton, Ryeland, Faith, Nova, Brianna, Skyler, Maddie, Grace, Lorelai, J.J. and Kaycee.
Graveside services with Military Rites will be performed at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Peru. Burial will follow services at the cemetery. No public visitation is planned; however, friends and family are invited to attend the graveside service.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Jerry’s online guestbook and condolences can be shared with the family at www.riverviewfhperu.com.
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