Jerry Beach, of Trenton, died Monday, October 1, 2012 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 64. Born in Trenton, Jerry moved to Hollywood, FL, worked as a pile driver for the Curry Industry, and eventually moved back to Trenton 14 years ago. He was an avid Gator fan, as well as Nascar fan, and even built his own '66 Ford Mustang.

He is survived by his life partner and companion, Reeva Vecchio; children Jerry, Dana, Donna, Pamela, Michelle, Christina, Angela, Richard, and Michael; grandchildren Christianna, Christian, Tiana, Hallie, Ainslie, Alizaya, Milana, Gabriel, Lyla, Ruthie, and Little Richard; Great grandchild Brooklyn; brother Jay (Linda) Beach; sister-in-law Mildred Beach; and lots of nieces and nephews.

A visitation was held Wednesday, October 3 from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Milam Funeral Home Chapel in Newberry, with interment to follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 22405 W. Newberry RD, Newberry, FL 32669. 352-472-5361.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2012