SPRINGFIELD, IL - Jerry Goldsberry, 70, died at 10:58 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born July 11, 1943, in Springfield, to Claude Anthony and Ann Marie Takacs Goldsberry. He married Gloria Jean Wangard on Oct. 29, 1971, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 12, 2004.
Survivors include four children, Spencer Goff, of Riverton, Michael (Julie) Goff, of Illiopolis, Donald (Melissa) Goff, of Springfield, and Jeri (Jeremy) Bridgewater, of Chatham; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ann Harris and Ann (Duane) Moreland, both of Springfield; three brothers, John (Edie) Goldsberry, Sr., James (Shirley) Goldsberry, Sr., and William (Linda) Goldsberry, Sr., all of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Jerry was a United States Army Veteran serving during Vietnam. He was a resident of Springfield most of his life. He was a truck driver and retired from E. L. Shafer/House of Brews. He enjoyed old cars and working in his garage and outdoors.
Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home with Monsignor John Ossola officiating.
Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail and the U.S. Army will conduct Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital for Children.
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