Jerry D. Cherry

Born in Robertson County, TN on January 3, 1940

Departed on January 3, 2017 and resided in Orlinda, TN

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Jerry Dean Cherry age 77 of Orlinda, passed away on January 3, 2017 at the Waters of Robertson County.

Mr. Cherry was born on January 3, 1940 to the late Howard and Fannie Belle Cherry. He grew up and attended school in Orlinda before graduating from East Robertson High School in 1958 and he was a member of Orlinda Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Cherry is preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Adams Cherry and his second wife, Karen Cherry, brother Freddie Cherry and sister Nancy Pearson.

He is survived by his children, Jeff (Mary) Cherry and Johnna Briley; grandchildren Brian (Jessica) Cherry, Mandy (Jerremy) Miller and Rusty (Chelsea) Fuqua; great-grandchildren, Skyler and Maddox Miller and Gracey and Gabi Jo Fuqua; sister Jean Hutton; close friend, Grant Edwards and his family; numerous family, friends and extended community.

Mr. Cherry was laid to rest at Cherry Cemetery earlier this week with a private service attended by close family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on January 7, 2017 at Orlinda Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 until the time of service at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Lottie Moon Missionary Fund c/o Orlinda Baptist Church 1124 West Church St. Orlinda, TN 37141


3 Comments to Mr. Jerry D. Cherry

  1. Kathy Durham North says:

    Our precious Uncle Jerry was like a second Dad to me and was there many times when our Dad was away working. He patiently taught me how to work in all aspects of raising tobacco and paid me more than I was worth to do so. His faithfulness and loyalty to the Lord, Aunt Joyce, his children and grandchildren and to Orlinda Baptist Church was always an inspiration. He was gentle, chose his words carefully and very witty and fun to be around. I never doubted his unconditional love for me. “Children are best raised in a village” and he was one of the top five leaders in my village including my parents, Granny Adams and Aunt Joyce.

  2. Denese & Kevin Randolph says:

    Uncle Jerry was a rare gem. Always smiling and picking! My fondest memories of him was taking such sweet and tender care of Aunt Joyce and loving it! He will be missed by many. I remember all the wonderful times we had running through the house as our Youth Department met there lots! I know he is at peace now and prayers for all our family members during this time of loss. We love you all,

  3. Gloria Mosley says:

    Dear Cherry family,
    I just wanted to express my condolence and deep regrets for your loss at this most difficult time because this enemy death shows no mercy but always brings much grief and pain as I felt also when it took my entire family and I’d like to share where I found help. I found this in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 for there we’re told we’ll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and at ICorinthians15:26 we’re told that this enemy death will be brought to nothing. Along with these scriptures I also found help at and with all this help I’m now able to cope with my loss and get through each day because I now know I’ll see my family again. I wanted to share this with you at this difficult time when hope and comfort is needed in hopes it’ll help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you and I do hope you’ll feel free to let me know if I accomplished my purpose at and please know that I do share your grief and hope to hear from you. Sincerely, GM

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