He was the son of the late Gernie and Sarah English. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters; Mary Holtsclaw, Judy Owens, Maggie Berry and a brother; Ronnie English.
Jerry was a devoted husband and father. He was an evangelist with Born Again Ministries who loved to spread the word of God through song and music. He was a member of The Bible Church in Johnson City. He enjoyed singing bluegrass gospel music, along with his wife, Lorraine.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Lorraine English; one daughter, Felicia English, of Bluff City, TN; and two grandchildren, Ashlyn and Chase Younce.
A service to celebrate the life of Jerry M. English will be conducted at 7:00 PM Saturday, January 5, 2019 at The Bible Church, 715 King Springs Rd, Johnson City, TN 37601 with Mr. Michael Lyons and Mr. Jeff Barnes, pastors officiating. Music will be under the direction of Adam Knight. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the church prior to the service on Saturday.
Graveside service will be conducted at Harmony Cemetery, Elizabethton, on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM. Active pallbearers will be Roy Messer, Patrick Hyder, Ricky Babb, Adam Knight, Jeff Barnes, James Wyke, Richard Tester and Brad Thornberry. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 1:15 PM to go in procession to the cemetary.
The family would like to express a heartfelt thanks to the nurses in ICU at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Pam and Ricky Babb, and friends of the church.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com . Mr. English and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, office 423-542-2232, service line information 423-543-4917.