OBITUARY: Jerry Lee Cherry Sr.


Jerry Lee Cherry, Sr., age 70, of Watertown passed away on Wednesday morning, Dec. 6, 2023 at Vanderbilt-Wilson Hospital in Lebanon.

Born Jan. 21, 1953 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Raymond Cherry and Lela Copas Cherry and was preceded in death by a grandchild, Brilee Cherry; sisters, Lily May Christian and June Ferrell and brothers, Charles, Richard, Roy, Kenneth and Douglas Cherry.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Carlene Hubbard Cherry; children, Tammy Cherry-Bailey (Brandon) of Riddleton, Tonia Cherry of Watertown, Jerry Lee Cherry, Jr. of Brush Creek, Scotty Cherry of Watertown and Tina Cherry McCarter (Michael) of Watertown; grandchildren, Jessica Jenkins, Jordan Chambers, Darian Cook, Dakota Cherry, Alexandra Lester, Justin Elder, Dakayla Cherry, Dalton Cherry, Kaden Cherry, Leianna Cherry; great-grandchildren, Ty McKinnis, Emery Chambers, Dean Chambers, Charli Cook, Tucker Cook; sisters, Jean Ferrell and Margaret Ferrell; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023 at Hunter Funeral Home with visitation from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. till service time on Saturday. Pallbearers, Dewayne Ferrell, Jason Ferrell, Dalton Cherry, Kaden Cherry, Justin Elder, Carlton Ferrell. Interment at Hunter Memorial Park.


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