Jerry R. Waters

February 26, 1945 ‒ September 13, 2021

Richwood, Ohio
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

Jerry R. Waters, 76, of Richwood and formerly of Galion, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at his residence.

Born February 26, 1945 in Bluefield, Virginia, he was the son of Everrett and Desda (Young) Waters. He married Susan Michelle (Ransom) Waters on February 2, 1979 and she survives.

He was a graduate of Galion High School in 1963. Jerry was a bus driver for the Mt. Gilead Schools and worked maintenance at the Galion YMCA. He previously owned Quality Plus Construction and lastly drove for Bell Equipment. Jerry was a lifetime member of Galion Moose 303 and a member of Galion Elks Lodge 1191. He enjoyed golf and family cruises, tinkering in the garage and helping friends and neighbors. Jerry especially loved spending time with family, and with his dog, Bruno.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Gretchen Barth of Ostrander, son Aaron (Jackie) Waters of Cardington, granddaughters Emily (Chris) Price and Sarah Waters and sister Joeann Standley of Galion.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brother Everrett Waters, Jr. and sister Kathleen Stillwell.

 A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Cramer Community Center, 3612 Township Road 49, Iberia, Ohio 43325,

Memorial contributions may be made to Rescued Rollers in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Jerry Waters, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • We are so sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. We had alot of conversation with the coffee drinkers at McDonald’s. He will be missed, sending prayers to the family.

    Maggie Bashoff and Jeff Robinson

  • Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was one of the good guys, always quick with a smile and a story. It was obvious he loved his family. Keeping you in my prayers.

  • Oh Sue, Aaron and Gretchen, we are so sorry to hear this news, Jerry was such a good guy, loved talking with him at McDonald’s..Our thoughts and Prayers are with you during this hard time.
    Carol and Charlie Clark

  • Sue and Family,

    Sorry for your loss. My husband John was a friend of Jerry’s and they often had breakfast together. May Jerry rest in peace in heaven. My thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow.

  • Sue, Gretchen: I am so, so sorry for your loss. It’s never easy to lose a loved one, but know that you are in my heart and I feel for your loss. Take care. Sandy Griefenstine

  • To the Waters Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Jerry . Jerry travel to that High Mountain.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • To all of Jerry’s family: We had a lot of good times together from high school on, he told me before McDonalds closed he loved delivering the trucks. he will be truly missed.
    Prayers are with you
    Dennis Crim

  • Sue, I’m so sorry for your loss. Jerry was always friendly when we ran in to him. You and the rest of the family are in our thoughts!

  • I am so sorry fo your loss of Jerry. Such a kind and generous soul. May God be with you during this sorrowful time. Prayers for peace. Dee Rush

  • So sorry for the loss of Jerry. He was a really great guy & will be missed by all who knew him. You have my very deepest sympathy.

  • We are extremely sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers, and we wish you the best