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Jerry M. Kirklin

September 14, 1960 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 61)

Obituary

Jerry M. Kirklin of Greenfield, Indiana passed away on Wednesday October 13, 2021 at the age of 61. He passed peacefully surrounded by his wife and children.

Jerry was born September 14, 1960 to Austin and Shirley Kirklin. He graduated from Wapahani High School in Selma, Indiana in 1978. On October 10, 1993, Jerry married Andrea. Together, they have two beautiful children, and adopted three dogs (which he also considered their children).

Right out of college, Jerry worked for Johnson Controls, where he would stay for sixteen years. Jerry went on to own and operate his own business, Conserv BAS, which he founded in 1998 alongside Ed Schmeichel and Bob Brown. Most recently, he ran Conserv with his business partner, Tony Graham, where he strove to get to know each of his customers personally.

Any time Jerry was not working, he loved to be fishing. If he was near the ocean, he enjoyed going deep sea fishing. Jerry loved to garden, and would plant way too many tomato plants, so tomatoes were often given away to friends. His favorite meal in the summertime was tomatoes and cottage cheese. Also, he loved to watch college basketball. Final 4 Season was his favorite time of year.  Jerry loved supporting his kids in anything they were involved in. Whether it was a cross country or track meet, trap shooting, band competition, or live theater, Jerry was sure to be there. 

Jerry is survived by his wife of 28 years Andrea, son Aaron Kirklin,  daughter Allison Kirklin, sister Cathy Coon, and parents Austin and Shirley Kirklin. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Additionally, Jerry is survived by his three dogs Boz, Chance, and Puppy.

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday October 19, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Bell Mortuary & Crematory, Shangrila Chapel, 1444 W. US HWY 52, Fountaintown, Indiana 46130.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made by mail to Kidsplay Inc. Children’s Theater or 500 Flyers. Aaron and Allison were heavily involved in these groups growing up, and Jerry was always there to lend a helping hand to support his kids. The mailing address for Kidsplay Inc. is 582 N. Sunset Court, Greenfield, IN 46140. The mailing address for 500 Flyers is 757 N 800 East, Greenfield, IN 46140.

Envelopes will be available at the Celebration of Life.

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Services

Celebration of Life Gathering
Tuesday
October 19, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bell Mortuary & Crematory, Shangrila Chapel
1444 W US HWY 52
Fountaintown, IN 46130

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