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Jerry Popejoy


Jerry Popejoy Obituary PhotoJerry L. Popejoy, 75, of Flora, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday, November 1, 2015. Jerry was born in Cass County, Indiana on July 4, 1940 to the late Jennings and Mary Sherman Popejoy.
Jerry retired from Chrysler in Kokomo. He graduated from Camden High School.
Jerry married the love of his life, Lorraine H. Heffner, on October 23, 1960 in Flora and she went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2015.
Jerry enjoyed his corvettes and working on automobiles. He enjoyed working in his garage on odds and ends. His great love was his family and friends. Jerry was a kind, gentle, and caring man and he will be missed greatly.
Jerry is survived by a daughter and son-in-law: Sherry and Greg Owensby of Brownsburg, IN. Son and daughter-in-law: Nick and Robin Popejoy of Sheridan, IN. Four grandchildren: Derek and Lindley Owensby, Tyler Owensby, Jacob and Lindsay Popejoy and Jared Popejoy. Sister: Marilyn Collins of Delphi, IN. Jerry is preceded by his wife, parents, sister and brother.
Jerry’s family will receive friends Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 4-8 PM at Living Faith Church of the Brethren. Celebration of life will be at 10:30 Thursday at the church. Pastor Jeff Tomson will officiate. Burial to follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery. Memorial may be given in Jerry’s memory to the Living Faith Church of the Brethren. Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel has been entrusted to handle funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be given at


Condolences for the family 04

  • Bill & Sherrel Bishop

    November 3, 2015 8:35 am ·

    Jerry will be sorely missed. He was one of the truly “nice” guys. Our hearts go out to his family
    Bill & Sherrel.

  • Scott & Amy Freeman

    November 3, 2015 11:59 am ·

    Nick and Sherry: I am so sorry for the loss of both your mother and now your father this year. I have very found memories of growing up next door to you and your parents. You can take some comfort knowing they are in one another’s arm’s once again. God Bless you and yours. Scott Freeman

  • Sheila Johnson Oland

    November 4, 2015 7:17 pm ·

    I’m so sorry for your loss Sherry and Nick. Your dad was a kind man. I’m sure he is glad to be joined with your mother again. Thoughts and prayers to your family and may God give you peace. With love,
    Sheila Johnson Oland


    November 7, 2015 3:50 pm ·

    Jerry was one of my best friends. We did a lot of things together and with Bill Lantz. I spent a lot of time with Jerry’s at Fisher’s playing Euchre and talking. I will miss him a lot. He was always good to me and helped me move a few times. I played basketball with him when he was a Camden Red Devil. We ran around together and my girlfriend Shirley Skiles was from Camden. Jerry’s wife was also good to me and was in the same Flora High School Class as Sonia Landis. I will miss them both for being so kind to me. My prayers and thoughts are with you always, and hope you are all fine and well.

    Your Friend and Pal,




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