Jerry Hayden, 66, Lebanon, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at his residence.
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He was born on Aug. 13, 1947. He served his country for six years in the 196th Infantry during the Vietnam War. He received a purple heart for wounds sustained in combat. He was a certified EMT for 30 years, devoting weekends and holidays to saving lives.
He was preceded in death by: his father, William Hayden; one brother, George Hayden; and two sisters, Linda Turner and Debbie Downs.
Survivors include: his mother, Aline Hayden of Lebanon; one son, Jerry Wayne Hayden of Lebanon; two sisters, Pam Garrett and Jackie Reynolds, both of Lebanon; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Campbell-DeWitt Funeral Home, Lebanon, with burial in Lebanon National Cemetery with full military honors. Bro. Carl Lusk officiated.
Pallbearers were Robbie Turner, Jim Thomas, Don Whitehouse, John Routine, Chris Coyle, and Donnie Knopp.
Honorary pallbearers were the Marion County Rescue and EMS and other emergency responders.
Campbell-DeWitt Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Campbell-DeWitt Funeral Home
491 West Main Street
Lebanon, KY 40033
Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Jan. 15, 2014