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Jerry Lyndel Utley | 1941-2014

Published Saturday, June 14, 2014

Jerry Lyndel Utley

Jerry Lyndel Utley, 72, a retired welder, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Decatur.

Graveside service is 10 a.m. Monday, June 16, at Aurora Cemetery with Gerre Joiner officiating. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Jerry was born Oct. 6, 1941, in Boyd to Dewey and Jennie (Simmons) Utley. He married Bertie Lynn Harris May 31, 1961, and she preceded him in death on June 16, 1995. He married Judith Ann Morrison Nov. 5, 2000, in Rainbow. He was retired from an agricultural manufacturing company.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Bertie Lynn (Harris) Utley; and sister Geneva Wheeler.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Judith Utley of Decatur; son Craig Utley and wife, Meredith, of Wichita Falls; grandson Nick Utley of Wichita Falls; granddaughter Sailor Utley of Wichita Falls; stepson Leon McGee of Fort Worth; stepdaughter Margie Bayless of Dickson, Tenn.; sisters Jewel Burke of Covington and Dorris Dickey and husband, Tony, of Rhome; brother-in-law Bill Wheeler and wife, Bobbie, of Rhome; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorials can be made to a hospice of choice.

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