Jerry Brachear

Obituary of Jerry Wayne Brachear

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Brachear, Jerry W. age 81 passed away at Covenant Healthcare-Cooper with family at his side. Jerry was born September 6, 1940 in Elkhart, IL the son of Carl and Marguerite (Melvin) Brachear. After high school Jerry, proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was united in marriage to the former Virginia Kirkpatrick on November 17, 1962 in Springfield, IL; she survives him. Jerry retired from Swift Meat Company after 25 years.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 59 years; Virginia, son; Kevin (Marie Vorndam) Brachear, three grandchildren; Wayne, Lauren (Tyler) and Zackery, one great-grandchild; Garrett and two sisters; Rita (Darrell) Stoll and Marcy (David) Thompson. Besides his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by two brothers; Carl Jr. and John Brachear.

In keeping with Jerry’s wishes cremation has taken place and no services are being planned.

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1940 - 2021

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