Jerry Lavaughn Smitherman

Published 10:31 am Wednesday, March 27, 2024

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Jerry Lavaughn Smitherman

Jerry Lavaughn Smitherman, 81, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2024 at home in Jesup, Georgia under the care of Hospice of South Georgia and his loving family.

A resident of Jesup, Georgia for the past fourteen years and former resident of Elmore, Alabama, Jerry was born on March 15, 1943 in Clanton, Alabama to the late, Curtis and Alzie Bice Smitherman.  He was always a hard worker, doing steel work in his younger years before taking a job with Autauga Farming Company where he worked in the maintenance department. Later, Jerry continued his work in maintenance, working with the City of Millbrook, Alabama from which he retired in 2009.  When he wasn’t working, Jerry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and bass fishing.  In addition to his parents, his three brothers, Donald, Larry and Lyndon Smitherman and his sister, Shirley Owens, all preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of nearly sixty-two years, Annette Smitherman of Jesup, Georgia; two children, Jerome Smitherman and Susan Albert and husband, John all of Jesup, Georgia; two sisters, Patricia Clecker of Clanton, Alabama and Linda Warr and husband, Pete of Verbena, Alabama; grandchildren, Jerry Smitherman and wife, Amy of Tuscumbia, Alabama, Andrew McGraw of Atlanta, Patricia Wiest and husband, Jake of Alaska and Wyatt Albert of Jesup and great grandchildren, Madison Smitherman of Graham, Washington, Danika Smitherman of Tuscumbia, Alabama, Kristian Whitehurst and Logan Currington both of Montgomery, Alabama.  Special friends, Liz Wright, Jerry Garner, Ramona Martin, Ethan Garner and Ed Knoll and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members also survive.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at Prattville Memorial Chapel and Memory Gardens in Prattville Alabama with Reverend Walter Batyski officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Prattville Memory Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be John Albert, Andrew McGraw, Leslie Boozer, Richard Robinson, Jerry T. Smitherman and Ed Knoll.

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