Jerry L. Wiseman 1943-2021

LAKE MILTON — Jerry Layman Wiseman, 77, passed away peacefully into eternal rest Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at his home, surrounded by family.

He was born April 28, 1943, in Columbia, Tenn., the son of the late Paul Layman Wiseman and Hope Lucille McClung Wiseman. Jerry married the love of his life, Janet Ann Michaels, on Nov. 5, 1960, and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage together.

He had lived in Lake Milton since 1985, formerly of Paris Township. He was a member of the Army, serving during the Vietnam War.

Jerry worked as a truck driver for Massy Ferguson for 11 years, retiring Aug. 8, 1988.

He had been a member of the Charity Lodge No. 530 in Deerfield since 1985, the Teamsters union in Parkersburg, W.Va. and the United Auto Workers in Cuyahoga Falls. He was also a lifetime member of the Fat Man’s Club in Lake Milton. Jerry loved to go fishing, hunting, woodworking, and especially, telling jokes.

Memories of Jerry will be carried on by his loving family: his four daughters, Michele Wiseman of Lake Milton, Beth (Dwayne) Lynch of Ravenna, Wendy (Ron) Hacker of Newton Falls and Vicki Kreidler of Newton Falls; his son, Jerry (Cheryl) Wiseman of Lake Milton; his brother, Arch Wiseman of Clarksburg, W.Va.; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and one great-great-granddaughter on the way.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Shirley H. Pullen; and two brothers, Frank and James Wiseman.

Calling hours will be at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Steve Spurlock officiating. Masonic services will be at 5:30 p.m. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Jerry will be laid to rest in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens in Canfield, with full military services.

The family has requested that all donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 North Broad St. Canfield, OH 44406, in his memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330)872-5440. Family and friends may view Jerry’s obituary online or to send condolences, visit www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.

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