Jerry E. Denny, 80, of Claypool, IN passed away at 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his home. He was born on October 7, 1940 in Claypool, IN to Richard & Roberta E. (Elder) Denny.
He was a lifetime Claypool resident and graduated from Claypool High School. He married the love of his life, Alberta Ellen Pontius on May 23, 1961 in Wise, VA and she preceded him on June 7, 2012.
He was a farm boy and helped his grandpa on the dairy farm. He started his career picking up milk from the local farms. He formerly drove for Metzger Trucking, Woody Everly, and retired driving truck after 50+ years.
He is survived by:
Daughter – Shanna (Tony) Baker of Warsaw
Son - Shane (Laurie Bowyer) Denny of Akron
6 Grandchildren – Stacy (Jason) Joye, Sherise (Derrick) Deardorff, Shane Denny II, Chelsae Culp, Cassi Baker, and Jacob Baker
6 Great Grandchildren – Ella, Jameson, Silas, Grant, Nolan, Mila
2 Sisters – Sandra Nelson of Elkhart and Peg (Dave) Fitzpatrick of Claypool
Sister-in-law – Deanie Allen of Warsaw
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son – Alan Lynn Denny, and 2 sisters – Beverly Denny & Nancy Barrett.
No services are planned. Private burial will take place in the Claypool Cemetery. Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd. 15, Warsaw, IN is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.