Jerry Allen Sharrett

Born: Fri., Feb. 10, 1950
Died: Thu., Sep. 19, 2013


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 23, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Sep. 24, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Jerry Allen Sharrett, 63, of Oblong, Illinois, went to be with his Lord and Savior in His Heavenly home on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, IN.

Born on February 10, 1950, in Robinson, IL., he was the son of Doyle Vincent Sharrett and Ada Kathryn (Berkshire) Sharrett.  He was employed at the Hershey Plant, Robinson, IL. retiring as an operator in 2012; employed as a Security Supervisor for APS at the Toyota Plant in Princeton, IN from 1998-2000; served in the U. S. Navy from 1968 to 1972.  Jerry was a member of the Hardinville Christian Church; Oblong High School class of 1968; Oblong American Legion Post 219; Eastern Illinois Sportsman Club; NRA ~ National Rifle Association; NWTF ~ National Wild Turkey Foundation; and Whitetails Unlimited..  His hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping, auctions, “tinkering” with lawnmowers and anything else. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his family.

On May 19, 1978, he married Roberta Kay (Rich) Russell. Jerry is survived  by his wife Kay Sharrett; two sons and daughters-in-law, J.D. and Fantasy Sharrett, Oblong; Matt and Jill Russell, Terre Haute, IN.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Anissa and Kevin Williams, Marshall, IL.; Melissa and Michael Stone, Marshall, IL and Laura Sharrett and fiancé Levi Staley, Robinson, IL.; ten grandchildren; Ashtin and David Sherrell, Marshall, IL; Micheala Stone, Marshall, IL,; Alicia Williams and Desmond Williams, Marshall, IL.; Anthony Russell, Oblong, IL.; Marissa Light, Terre Haute, IN.; Nathaniel Ritchey, Terre Haute, IN.; Shyanna Chapman, Oblong, IL.; Kaysen Sharrett and Tayden Sharrett, Oblong, IL.; three great-grandchildren; Ava, David and Lucas Sherrell, all of Marshall, IL.; sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Carel “Bud” Wise, Forsyth, IL.; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and grandson, Keegan Williams.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Bro Jeff Brinkman officiating. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Graveside services will be conducted by Oblong American Legion Post 219.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong American Legion Post 219 or the Hardinville Christian Church.  Envelopes will be available at or maybe mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449.

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DaRcy Louer
   Posted Mon September 23, 2013
I know no words can express all that I want to say. Please know that Jerry was a great guy. Jerry, Kay, and more of "my" Hershey people made me feel a little better about my husband's passing in 2007. My condolences to the family. May Jerry's smile shine on all of you during the trying time.

David Davis
   Posted Mon September 23, 2013
My you have are Prays you all are in my hart an my love goes out to you all Jerry an I go back to the 1970s we had lot of fun back in the day{Kay you know my love for you is more than words can say so at this time the Davis family give you all are Prays an love

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