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Jerry Stephen DeLoach

July 14, 1948 — September 5, 2023

Mr. Jerry Stephen DeLoach, 75, of Statesboro, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 5th at

home with his wife of 51 years by his side. Jerry was a Bulloch County native. He was a 1968

graduate of Marvin Pittman High School. After high school, Jerry served as an Airman First Class

in the United States Air Force and worked as a mechanic. He volunteered his service during the

Vietnam War. After returning to the United States, Jerry was a dedicated employee and manager

of several regional grocery stores. This included the Statesboro Food Lion location where he worked until his retirement.

During his tenure, he was awarded many accolades for his dedication and hard work. Jerry will be well-remembered

and was deeply respected by his coworkers, supervisors,

and vendors. Jerry’s journey taught others the meaning of true resilience and survival in the face

of all that he endured. He overcame a brain tumor, multiple heart attacks, strokes, a multitude

of surgeries and battled with Agent Orange. His will to live was driven by his dedication to his family

and his extraordinary love for his wife, Jan. Jerry could often be found sitting on his front porch,

clad in a white t-shirt, jeans, and with a large sweet tea in hand. It was here that he welcomed visitors, grandchildren,

and extended family. If his post was found empty, he was likely mowing the

grass (anyone’s), fishing, or playing golf. Immediately upon reaching the gates of Heaven, Jerry was joyfully reunited

with his beloved daughter Kimberly Dawn (Poop) who passed away in 1995.

Also preceding him in death were his parents, WC and Betty DeLoach; brother, Wayne DeLoach; and in-laws Jack and

Mary Cheney.

Left to carry on Jerry’s legacy are his wife, Jan Cheney DeLoach; two sons, William

(Cassandra) and Jeremie (Paula); grandchildren Sydney (Zack), Jessica (Cody), Savanna,

Mary, Will, Emma, and Ryan; great-grandchildren Henry and Avery; daughters-in-law Tammy

and Tarina; brothers Bill (Karen), Doug (Thelma), John (Lorna), Calvin (Loureena); sisters Gwen

(Stevie) and Sheresa (Bobby); sisters-in-law Joy and Gay; stepmother Martha Ann; and

numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 8, 2023, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

A Memorial Service will be held  Friday, September 8, 2023, at 11:00 am at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

The service will be live- streamed from the Deal Funeral Directors facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ogeechee Area Hospice Center, 200 Donehoo Street, Statesboro, GA 30458.

Deal Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jerry Stephen DeLoach, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, September 8, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church


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Memorial Service

Friday, September 8, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church


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