for Jerry Francis VanMeter, 59, of Charlestown, will be
held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 29, at Grayson Funeral Home
in Charlestown with burial in Bunker Hill Cemetery. He
died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at the Medical Center of
He was a
native of Charlestown, an Army veteran of the Vietnam
War, a retired forklift operator for Ford Motor Company
and a farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church
and American Legion Post #335.
He was preceded in death by a
daughter, Joanna VanMeter and his father, Carl L.
Survivors include his wife, the
former Patricia Diamond; two sons, Todd Lyons,
Indianapolis and Jeff VanMeter, Charlestown; a daughter,
Jennifer Almeciga, Charlestown; his mother, Lorena
VanMeter, Charlestown; two brothers, Robert VanMeter,
Detroit, Mich., and David VanMeter, Charlestown; a
sister, Patricia Pershing, Bloomington; a granddaughter
and five grandsons.
Visitation at the funeral home
will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, and
after 9 a.m. Sunday.