Jerry L. Verdick, 71, of Port Byron, passed away suddenly Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at his home.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning, Sept. 6 at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, Geneseo Chapel.

Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo, where military honors were accorded by Don Cherry V.F.W. Post 5083. Memorials may be directed to the Jerry Verdick Memorial Fund.

Jerry was born Feb. 4, 1947, in Morrison, the son of Clarence and Katherine (Price) Verdick. He is a graduate of Manlius High School and a proud veteran of the United States Army.

Jerry married Glenda Fordham; they later divorced.

On April 11, 1981, Jerry married Sherie M. Powers in Sheffield.

He was employed at Timberlyn Lighting Company, Geneseo, where he was general manager for many years before retiring. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Port Byron. Jerry enjoyed rolle bolle and attending auctions and garage sales.

Most of all, Jerry loved the time he spent with his family and grand-puppies.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sherie; a son, Rob Verdick of Geneseo; daughter, Jessica (Cody) Vipond of Geneseo; his father, Clarence of Davenport, Iowa; three grandchildren, Jonna, Jerry and Clint Verdick; and two great-grandchildren, Max and Adam Lee. Jerry is also survived by his siblings, Judy (Tom) Wallace of Port Byron, Steve (Mary) Verdick of Peoria and Bruce (Lisa) Verdick of Texas.

Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Katherine, and a son, Adam John Verdick.