U.S. Air Force, Ret.
WINTER HAVEN - Jerry Wayne Earl "J.W.", 63, passed away on September 25, 2013 at his home in Winter Haven, Florida. He was born in Polk County, Florida on October 5, 1949.
Jerry graduated from Lakeland High School, earned degrees at Polk Community, and United States Air Force College. Jerry was a 20-year veteran, United States Air Force, retired.
Jerry loved his family, friends, fishing, motorcycles, muscle cars, and traveling. He was a carefree spirit- At times his life was like an amazing race, and other times it was like "Mission Impossible". And yet at despite all odds, he kept a smile on his face. Jerry was a generous person and his laughter was infectious. He had a way of making everyone around him laugh.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Jack C. and Dorothy "Dot" Earl. He is survived by sisters, Martha Kim-brough (Bob), Jackie Kelly (Randy), nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends throughout the world, including former wife, Terri Lee Earl.
A memorial service will be held Friday, October 4, 2013 at 6 pm at Lakeland Memorial Gardens, High-way 98 South, Lakeland.
Published in Ledger from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2013