Gerald Lee “Jerry” McNew, 78, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away Wednesday Dec. 30, 2020 in Indianapolis.
Jerry was born Jan 19, 1942 in Acton, Indiana to the late Clifford and Ruth (Hodge) McNew.
In Jerry's former years he was employed in the GM automobile industry. He enjoyed working on older cars and fixing things. He also enjoyed bonfires and cookouts with his family where he delighted in telling stories and jokes to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He cherished his time spent with his family, playing darts, watching cartoons with the kids, and fishing.
Jerry is survived by a daughter, Sonia (Blaine) Steffen of Greenwood, a step-daughter, Tammy Gilley-Carlson of Fairland, a brother, Roger (Kathy) McNew of Acton, six grandchildren, Rachel, David, Daniel, Michael, Matthew and Mariah, eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Gerald “Jerry” McNew Jr., nine siblings, Wanda McNew, Richard McNew, Dale McNew, Clifford E. McNew, Mary Alice McNew, Judith Ann McNew, Carl William McNew, Dorothy J. McNew and Barbara Ramey and two great-grandsons, Bronson and Branson Johnson.
A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday Jan. 5, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jessen Funeral Home ~ Whiteland Chapel. A visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Burial will be at a later date at Orchard Hill Cemetery in Wanamaker, Indiana.
Per the Indiana State Governor, Eric Holcomb, and the Indiana State Department of Health's mandate, all services and visitations are limited to 25 people or less as of December 13th, 2020. Masks are mandatory and are to be worn at all times.
Arrangements are entrusted to Jessen Funeral Homes and Crematory ~ Whiteland Chapel.
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