Jerry Lee Armitage

April 28, 2011

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Visitation:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/1/2011 14:00:00

Visitation 2:
Willard OH 44890 5/2/2011 11:00:00

Service:
4551 Willard West Road Willard OH 44890 5/2/2011 13:00:00

Jerry Armitage, age 56, of Willard, Ohio passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Hospice of North Central Ohio in Ashland, Ohio after a 3 month illness. He was born November 11, 1954 to Arlyn Leroy Armitage and Wilma (Auck) Armitage. He married Kathy Hicks on April 29, 1978
He built his business, Armitage Collision Center from ground up and did many more projects during his short life. He always had a mission to get things done. He could do more in one day than others could do in a month.
He will be missed by his family and missed by so many others. He had a contagious laugh that will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Kathy (Hicks) Armitage; 2 sons, Jarrod Lee Armitage of Willard and Blaine (Theresa) Armitage of Shelby; daughter, Kara Joy Armitage and son-in-law to be Jeff Stanfield of Willard; granddaughter, Mekeyla A. Armitage of Shelby; his dog, Bubba; brother, Dennis (Debbie) Armitage of Willard, sister, Barb (Karl) Langoehr of Galion; mother-in-law, Avanel Hicks; sisters-in-law, Wanda Brown, Peggy (Mike) Holbrook, Betty (Karl) Stein, Patty (Dennis) Giles, Joni (Ric) Wilson; brother-in-law, Ricky Hicks; numerous nieces and nephews; great long time friend, Mike S. Phillips.
He is preceded in death by his father, Arlyn Leroy Armitage; son, Jerry Lee Armitage Jr., brother, Allen Armitage and father-in-law, John Hicks.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-9 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio and from 11:00-1:00 on Monday at the Willard Church of God on Willard West Road. The funeral service will be Monday at 1:00 P.M. at the Willard Church of God with Rev. Greg Griffith officiating. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio in Ashland, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

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Lora Garcia (Lofland) - May 15, 2011

Kathy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jerry was a wonderful friend to many. I will remember his laugh forever! He definitely has two good buddies up there.. I’m sure they are laughing! Love you!

Poole Family - May 4, 2011

Kathy our thoughts, and prayers go out to you and your family in these difficult times. Jerry will be missed.

TUESDAY COLLINS - May 3, 2011

KATHY AND FAMILY I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JERRY. I JUST READ IT IN THE PAPER. HE WILL BE MISSED HE ALAWAYS TOOK GREAT CAR OF MY FENDER BENDERS. COLLINS FAMILY

Marvin & Carol Bannworth - May 2, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May God comfort you and and give you strength. Know that He is with you always.

Debbie Robinson - May 2, 2011

Dennis and family
So sorry for your loss and prayers going out for you all.
Debbie

Karen Childers Montgomer - May 2, 2011

Kathy, I am so deeply sorry that Jerry passed away after such a hard fight. I am very thankful that I stopped and saw both of you the last time I was home visiting my family. Jerry was a wonderful friend all through high school and I know your loss will be felt by many people that knew him.

Brenda Schuller-Daniel - May 1, 2011

Dearest Armitage family,
My heart is heavy upon learning of the loss of Jerry. The City of Willard has lost a great man and a friend to all. I offer my love and prayers in continued support of your family.

Mike Adelman - May 1, 2011

Kathy, It was with sadness that I read of Jerry’s death. No matter where I would see him, he would never hesitate to shake hands and say hi. I will miss that. Your family is in my prayers.

Bob Ayres - May 1, 2011

Kathy & family:
It was very sad to hear of the struggle that Jerry & your family faced the past few months, & more so to hear of Jerry’s death. Jerry was a very nice person & a good businessman, & it was a pleasure to have known him since we were both very young. He will be missed by many, & you & your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.

Kristine Hahler - May 1, 2011

I am a cook at Uncle Dudley’s. That’s how i know Jerry. As of last year i got to learn how to cook his oatmeal. Sorry for your loss. He will be missed. He was like family to us at Dudley’s. May he rest in peace.

Adam West - Apr 30, 2011

Kathy, Kara and family, My deepest condolences to you and everyone in Jerry’s life. Your courage and strength are an inspiration to all. May god bless you at this sad time.

Jan Short - Apr 30, 2011

My deepest condolences and prayers for your family during this difficult time. Jerry was a great man and will be truely missed.

Denny Doughty - Apr 29, 2011

To: Kathy and Family
Our deepest sympathy to all of Jerry’s family and friends. He meant so much to so many people. He was always willing to step up to get the job done. He will be missed by the many people he touched in this lifetime.

Paula/Chuck Miller - Apr 29, 2011

Kathy, so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family.

Chad and Nancy Douglas - Apr 29, 2011

Blane & family.
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You are all in our prayes during this time.

Julie Chandler - Progressive Insurance - Apr 29, 2011

Kathy – I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. I enjoyed working with Jerry and he will be greatly missed.

Nancy Skeans& Roger Keller - Apr 29, 2011

Dear Kathy, We are so sorry to hear Jerry has gone, he was a great person and we will miss him Nancy Skeans, Mike Phillips Aunt

sharlene hicks baugh - Apr 29, 2011

kathy so sorry he all ways had a smile and was a very good person now he is pain free

karen enderle - Apr 29, 2011

So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband ,may our dear lord wrap his arms around you and give you the strenght to over come this sorrow. i work with u at pioneer ballons and joni, and your mom advanel, and now i work with your dear aunt diana. god bless !

Jeremy and Krista Sowers - Apr 29, 2011

Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God give you strength and see you through.

Steve Bryant Sharpnack Ford - Apr 29, 2011

Sorry for your loss. I knew Jerry for 21 years. He was a great guy and will surely be missed! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Dennis & Jean Davis - Apr 29, 2011

Kathy & family…. We are so sorry for your loss…Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

Bedingfield family - Apr 29, 2011

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Jerry was a very special man and will be missed by all who knew him.

Sherry (Ayres) Schaffer - Apr 29, 2011

Kathy and family – I am saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. I have known him since we were kids and our families shared a garden together. Jerry was such an honest, caring person and was so very meticulous in his work. He will truly be missed. God bless.

Melanie (Miller) McKitrick - Apr 28, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. May he rest in peace.

Joni Polachek - Apr 28, 2011

So very sorry for your loss. Have known Jerry since forever. Will miss seeing him at lunch at Uncle Dudleys.
Joni Kousma Polachek

Jack and Suellyn (Sage) George - Apr 28, 2011

We are sorry to hear about your loss. Jerry was a caring person who was always willing to share what he had with others. We will miss him.

The Hicks Family (Otto, Lois & Beth) & The Robinson Family (Brandon, Heather & boys) - Apr 28, 2011

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Jerry. You are all in our prayers.

Charles & Joanne Nickles - Apr 28, 2011

Kathy I cannot imagine your pain. You have been by his side from the beginning of his sickness and you never gave up hope. I pray the Lord will take you and your family in His arms and comfort you. Lean on Him and your loving family and cherish all the memories.

Pastor Doc and Sheila Burrows - Apr 28, 2011

Kathy and Family,
You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Lean on God for His strength.
In His Love,

Pastor Doc and Sheila Burrows - Apr 28, 2011

Kathy and Family,
You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Lean on God for His strength.
In His Love,

Gale (Draime) Hale - Apr 28, 2011

So sorry to hear about Jerry. I went to school with him.

Amanda Wendt Bowser - Apr 28, 2011

My heart aches for your loss. Deepest condolences and prayers for your family during this most difficult time.

brenda slone kurzen - Apr 28, 2011

so sorry too hear about Jerry..he was always so generous with the kids at new havens holiday partys..the candy and goodies and time..my daughter Britni graduated with Kara…god bless you,for we just also lost are sister barb sunday we share your sadness.

Gary & Linda(Armitage) Bonds - Apr 28, 2011

Kathy & family. We just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will all miss him at the cousins reunion. Lean on God for his strength and cherish all your memories. May he rest in peace.

Donna Hutchison - Apr 28, 2011

We are so sorry to hear of Jerrys passing….he will be missed by all, we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike & Donna Hutchison

Gary & Rose Pittenger - Apr 28, 2011

Kathy and family–Jerry is at peace, his family and friends are the ones in pain now. Jerry was a very special person. He was always there to help when needed. He will be missed. If we can help you please just call. You and the family is in our prayers.