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Jerry Martin Rippee, 72, of Pensacola, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Dec. 29, 2012, surrounded by loved ones.
Jerry was a graduate of Michigan State University
, 1964. Jerry worked at Wal-Mart Blue Angel Parkway for 10 years. He was also retired from Hardees Management, with Spartan Foods in Erwin, Tenn.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Luther and Lana E. Rippee; and a brother, Dorman E. Rippee. Jerry leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 52 years, Julia Marcus Rippee; and was very proud of his four daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth A. and Eric Belcher, Jennifer M. and Dana Fender, Anne L. and Scott Michael and Julie Gregg. He cherished his 10 grandbabies, Robin, Kevin, Laura, Sharon, Karen, Susan, James, Jessica, Austin and Andrew. He is also survived by his brother, Ronald Rippee; sister, Donna Tuttle; and several nieces and nephews. He had two beloved pets, Sonny and Ceasar.
Jerry will always be remembered for his tender heart, clever words and he had a smile for everyone.
Published in Midland Daily News on Jan. 6, 2013