Mr. Jerald Anthony “Jerry” Chatham, age 64, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on February 3, 1958 in Madison, Indiana. He was the son of the late Kenneth D. “Sonny” Chatham, Jr. and Ruth Evelyn (Leach) Chatham. He was raised in Madison, Indiana, and later moved to the Switzerland County community as a teenager. Jerry graduated from Switzerland County High School, Class of 1977. Jerry was drafted into the US Army in 1978 and honorably discharged in 1982. Jerry was married to Evonna Ramseyer in June 1977 at Jennings Park in Vevay, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with two children, Travis and Scotti. Jerry was later married to Susan Williams in 1992 in Olive Hill, Kentucky. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Rachael. Jerry was later married to Betty Sue Clark on April 9, 2000 at Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay, Indiana. This happy marriage of over 22 years has been blessed with a daughter, Lillianne. A lifelong truck driver, Jerry has worked for Airgas, Tri-State Carbonic, Baylor Trucking and YRC Freight. Jerry was a faithful member of the River Apostolic Church in Vevay, Indiana. He served as a van driver and always helped out wherever he could. Jerry loved driving trucks, crafting, socializing on Facebook, going to church, riding his motorcycle and playing 8-ball online with his family and friends. Jerry went to his Lord and Savior and received his ultimate reward on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 8:36 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Kentucky.
Jerry will remember fondly his wife Betty Sue (Clark) Chatham of Florence, IN; his daughters Scotti Sullivan and her husband Bryan of Bossier City, LA, Rachael Chatham of Hebron, KY and Lillianne Chatham of Florence, IN; his son Travis Chatham of Moorefield, IN; his stepsons Cory Stancle and his wife Jodie of Lincoln, IL, Nate Stancle of Lincoln, IL and Michael Stancle and his wife Amy of Lincoln, IL; his grandsons Wyatt Chatham, Natalie Sullivan, Maliah Stancle, Cali Stancle, Cory Stancle, Chloe Stancle and Hayden Stancle; his sister Valerie Chatham from Hannover, IN; his brothers Kenneth “Kenny” Chatham of Vevay, IN, Shane Chatham of Vevay, IN and David Chatham of Indianapolis, IN, and his several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
His father, Kenneth D. “Sonny” Chatham, Jr., died April 27, 2018; his mother, Ruth Evelyn (Leach) Chatham, died on March 13, 2007 and his nephew, John Paul Jewell, died on April 10, 2011.
The visitation will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at River Apostolic Church, 6160 Highway 56, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at River Apostolic Church, 6160 Highway 56, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Burials and full military rites are performed by the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and Vevay VFW Post #5396 Honor Guard at Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Memorial donations can be made to River Apostolic Church or the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o CFSCI. Tickets are available from the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com