Jerry Paul Minton

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Jerry Paul Minton, 79, peacefully left this earthly home to enjoy a heavenly reunion on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at his home in Sopchopppy.
He was born in Atlanta on Jan. 2, 1934. He was proud to be a veteran having served as a paratrooper with the 82nd and 101st Airborne Unit. Upon retirement from Marta Transit in Atlanta in 1986, he and his wife Shirley retired to Sopchoppy where he enjoyed fishing. He also served as a bailiff for Wakulla County.
Jerry took great delight in sponsoring young ladies at the Lighthouse Children's Home, enjoying their singing as well as the gospel music performed there. He was a faithful member of the Panacea Full Gospel Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, his parents, and two brothers. Survivors include a son, Rick (Carmen), a daughter, Robin, and sister, Jean (Franklin) Roberts, six step children and several grand children. He leaves behind close friends and neighbors Buster (Elmira) Mathis, Barney (Diane) Harrell, Paul Tryee, brother-in-law, who called him every other Sunday morning, and Edna Reynolds. Jerry will be remembered for his quick wit and bright smile. His willingness to help others will be greatly missed.
Services were held at the Panacea Full Gospel Church on Thursday, March 7, 2013 with burial at the Sopchoppy Cemetery, where he was presented with an honor guard by the Wakulla County Sheriff's Department.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Panacea Full Gospel Church, Panacea FL 32346 or the Lighthouse Children's Home, 7771 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee FL 32311.
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Crawfordville, FL 32327
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Published in The Wakulla News from Mar. 15 to Apr. 14, 2013