Jerry Ray Painter was born May 31, 1943, to J. Earl Painter and Idella (Johnson) Painter. Jerry attended school in Vincennes and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1961. He married Becky (Thompson) Painter, the love of his life, in 1975.
Jerry passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus with his wife and son by his side on April 12, 2021, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
He is survived by his wife, Becky; son Kyle; granddaughters, Shea and Sadira; sisters, Donna Hacker and Caroline and David Qualls; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Ann Thompson and Dean and Roberta Verostko.
The Celebration of Life service for Jerry will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday at Wabash Community Church, 1033 N. Tenth St. in Vincennes. Pastor Dale Biehl will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the Painter family request memorials be given directly in honor of Jerry to the Wabash Community Church at www.wabashcommunitychurch.com.