Jerry Nathan Vanatta

Born in Franklin, TN on February 11, 1945

Departed on April 17, 2012 and resided in Chapmansboro, TN

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Vanatta, Jerry Nathan – Age 67 of Chapmansboro suddenly passed away on April 17, 2012. Survived by his wife, Belinda Vanatta; daughters Angie Guthrie Mike, Wanda West, Sharon Givens, Nicky Brewer, Chrissy Brown Jay; son Nathan Vanatta Heather; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. His passions were building and flying airplanes, riding his Goldwing around the Country with his wife and building and drag racing his 1972 Maverick. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew him. Friends and family will serve as Pallbearers. Visitation Thursday and Friday 4-8 and Saturday 9am until time of service at 10:00. Reception to follow. The family requests donations be made to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 www.donors@stjude.org HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME 9090 Hwy. 100 Nashville 615646-9292 www.afamilylegacy.com

36 Comments to Jerry Nathan Vanatta

  1. John Theobald
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Vanatta family. May God’s grace and comfort be with all of you in this time of grief, and May the love of family and friends be your strength through the coming weeks and months.

  2. Pam McGrath
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    I did not know Jerry, however, I have enjoyed many wonderful stories about him from my husband, Steve Power, and friend and next door neighbor, Jon Von Dolen! My sincere sympathy to his wonderful family and friends who will miss him!

  3. sheila robertson
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    I am so sorry for your loss, nothing will make this pain go away but hope it hurts a little less each day. I still remember being welcomed in your family back in high school. He was always nice to me.

  4. Colin Leitch
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your unexpected loss, you have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Jay T. Rae
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Belinda,

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Sincerely,
    Jay Rae

  6. Diane McClurg
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Belinda,
    My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your husband.
    Diane McClurg
    The Medical Center of Plano
    Plano, Texas

  7. Dwayne & Shawna Nieves
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Belinda,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We never got the chance to meet Jerry but have heard many wonderful stories about him. May you find comfort in God’s grace.

  8. Joan Simmons
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Belinda,
    I am so sorry to hear about Jerry. Always remember your friends are here for you. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  9. Donn Ella Davis
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    My sincerest condolences to you Belinda and to Jerry’s children. Only having the privilege to meet Jerry a few times, I found him so personable and kind. He adored you my dear friend. May your faith and beautiful memories sustain you at this time. Thinking and praying for all.
    Love sent
    Donn Ella Davis

  10. Kay Rice
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Be, you have my sincerest sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband. He was your biggest cheerleader and your life soul mate. He loved you deeply. Hold on to all the wonderful memories the two of you shared becaue you have so many. Time will lessen your pain. May God comfort you now and in the months and years ahead.

  11. Mayer Knoxville
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Sharon,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    From your friends in Knoxville, TN

  12. Shelby Smith
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Belinda and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a great and loyal friend and aviation buddy. We’ve missed him the last few months. Please let us know if there is anything I or anyone in our aviation group can do.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Shelby

  13. tina swinford
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    I’m sorry for your loss! Jerry was a great man he was my friend and he will truly be.missed! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! GOD bless &be.with u in ur time of loss! GOD bless u Jerry!

  14. tina swinford
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Sorry for your loss in my thoughts and prayers

  15. tina swinford
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Sorry for your loss in my thoughts and prayers

  16. tina swinford
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Sorry for your loss in my thoughts and prayers

  17. Paul & Melinda Spracklen
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

  18. Gayle Perry
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Praying for comfort and peace for Aunt Belinda and family during this difficult time. All my love

  19. Marty Emrath
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Belinda and family,

    I was very grieved to here of your loss. Jerry was a good friend, lover of life, and a joy to talk about airplanes together. While our paths took us in different directions these last few years, we did maintain contact via emails, mostly on aviation stuff. My sincerest condolences and my prayers are with you.
    Marty Emrath

  20. George & Kathy Whitlatch
    April 20, 2012 12:00 am

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. At our age we like to believe we have lots of time left, then tragedy strikes and makes us realize how quickly things can change. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. George & Kathy

  21. Diane Bain
    April 20, 2012 12:00 am

    Sorry for your loss.

  22. Timothy Harberts
    April 20, 2012 12:00 am

    Dear Belinda,
    My deepest condolences. If there is anything you need, just call.
    Love you, Tim

  23. Bob & Dian Perkinson
    April 20, 2012 12:00 am

    Belinda,
    We we’re shocked and saddend by the news Tuesday night. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family.

    Love
    Bob & Dian

  24. Jack Jensen
    April 20, 2012 12:00 am

    Belinda,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you can find comfort in the heartfelt support from your many friends.

  25. Jim Keyes
    April 21, 2012 12:00 am

    I woke up this morning with a big sad Wow on my face. I am deeply saddend by the loss of Jerry. I never had the opportunity to tell him how big of an influence he was in my life…he helped make me the business man I am today…and also the family man I am today. Your loss is shared by many who had the chance of knowing him. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you today.

    Love to all,

    Jim

  26. cindy sims
    April 21, 2012 12:00 am

    You now have your own wings to fly, sweet Jerry! Fly high my friend! Fly,fly,fly high to the Heavenly home in the sky!

  27. Pete & JNeall Duck
    April 21, 2012 12:00 am

    Belinda & all The Family

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. We are sorry We were unable to attend the Memorial Service.

  28. Jim Wood
    April 21, 2012 12:00 am

    Belinda, There are no words that will ease your sorrow but just know that old friends are thinking of you. May God be with you.

  29. Gloria Zuroff
    April 22, 2012 12:00 am

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  30. Ron Batson
    April 22, 2012 12:00 am

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Jerry. He was a great person and will be missed by so many people. Jerrie & I will remember this great man and the family in our prayers.
    Ron & Jerrie Batson
    Former Region N Directors GWRRA
    Port Orange,Florida

  31. Kevin and Janet Burgart
    April 23, 2012 12:00 am

    Dear Belinda and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear the news of Jerry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. God bless you.

  32. Helene Dobbs
    April 23, 2012 12:00 am

    Belinda,
    So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in God’s love.

  33. Sueanne Kyle
    April 23, 2012 12:00 am

    Dear Belinda,
    I am so very sorry to hear about Jerry. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.
    My thoughts are with you.
    Sueanne

  34. Stephanie Irick
    April 23, 2012 12:00 am

    Belinda,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you from South Carolina.
    Stephanie

  35. Ashland City Autozone
    April 26, 2012 12:00 am

    To the Vanatta family, you have our condolences. Jerry will be missed as a valued customer and someone that was a joy to chat with each time he came into our store.

  36. Angie Guthrie
    May 2, 2012 12:00 am

    Dad, I miss & love you so much. You were suppose to wait on me to get back so I could take care of you. I am sorry I missed so much time from you. My heart is so broken. I will love you & remember you everyday. Always My Love Dad, Angie