Jerry R. Winters

September 01, 1946 ‒ April 26, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Jerry Ray Winters, 72, of Galion passed away, Friday, April 26, 2019 surrounded by his family.

He was born to parents Ray and Ethel Winters on September 1, 1946 in Galion. Jerry graduated from Galion High School in 1964 and attended the Columbus Business College. He worked 43 years at PPG in Crestline, retiring as supervisor of production in 2008. Jerry was formerly a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Galion and was currently a member of First United Church of Christ in Galion. He attended many Ohio State Football games.

Jerry married his high school sweetheart, Patricia on September 2, 1965, who survives. Jerry is also survived by his two daughters, Kimberly Harper-Valdez and Kelli Rinehart of Galion as well as his grandchildren Karissa Rinehart, Karson Rinehart and David Harper. He is also survived by his sister Linda Bellew of Clearwater, Florida; sister-in-law Judy Winters of Prince Frederick, Maryland; brother-in-law James D. (Betty Jane) Young of Atlanta and numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry was predeceased by his twin brother, Jack Winters March 8, 2017.

Jerry was known for his love of family, golf, backyard barbeques and silly sense of humor. Jerry had many dreams. One was that his daughters receive a four year college degree. With many sacrifices on both his and Pat’s part, this dream was accomplished. Another dream was to travel the world upon retirement. Sadly, this dream was stolen by the Alzheimer’s Disease. Another dream was that his family knew through word and deed, just how much he loved them. This dream was successfully achieved over and over again.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 with Rev. Darrin Harvey and John Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Jerry’s family kindly requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in support of a cure or better treatment to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home.

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

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  • We are so sorry to hear about your husband and father. Sounds like he was a very kind and loving man. May he rest in peace. Thinking of all of you.

  • Pat and family:

    So sorry to hear about Jerry’s death. We didn’t know that he had been ill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • I am sorry sorry to hear about Jerry, Pat and family he was a great guy. He is at rest now and no more worries. May God bless you and all with the calmness that he is at Pease.

  • Pat and family. So sorry to hear this news. I sure have missed the times he would see me in the yard driving by and stop to chat awhile about work and the good ol days. He was fun at work, and in our golf league, and I enjoyed bringing him over the latest PPG model trucks every year after he retired. Praying that God will comfort you and welcome him to heaven with open arms.

  • So sorry Pat to hear this sad news about Jerry. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Pat & Family,
    Jerry & Jack were an integal part of my early life. Spent lots of time with them. I still remember a few of the signs learned to “talk” wirh their parents. Observing Jerry’s losing battle from afar was heartbreaking. And I can’t even imagine the anguish close family endured. Stay strong and try to remember only the good times.

  • Pat,
    So sorry to hear this. Will keep you and your family in our prayers.


  • Pat and family
    Sincerest sympathy in your loss. Prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  • So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a great husband and father to his family and friend to many.

  • Pat and Family,
    We were so sorry to read about Jerry passing. Jerry was a truly honorable man and had a great sense of humor. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Jerry Winters has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. When I left Galion, Jerry would always make a point to visit my mother at the bank to forward messages to me. A true and compassionate friend. We are saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing but thankful that he has now beaten the dreaded Alzheimers. He is now in a better place and I know he and Jack will have some catching up to do. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat and family.

    Sandy and Cheryl Willey

  • Pat, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I remember two things for our last reunion in 2014. When my wife and I came into the Friday party at Karen Flowers, I worked my way around the room. Many people I recognized and then I came to the boys, sitting together in the corner with large grins on their faces. They said hello and immediately made guess which was which. 50/50 shot and I missed. They were so pleased with themselves.
    The next day Susan I got paired with them for golf. Because we were sent off first, we had to keep them focused on the game. We had fun.
    We then had to bring them home, because they could not contact you girls. We made a few extra turns but we got there.

    Our best to you and your family.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Jerrys passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

  • Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a fun loving guy and a friend to all. May you have comfort in knowing he is at peace. God bless you and your family. You are in my prayers.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My dad was LeRoy Beaulieu and my uncle Donald Beaulieu. I came to know Jerry when he would be interpreter for conversations between myself and Uncle Don while he was gong through chemo as my sign language skills were poor.
    I imagine Uncle Donald looked on Jerry and Jack as his kids as they spent so much time together from birth until Donald passed. I actually remember the boys from a couple of times I saw them at Donald & Elsie’s house. Very active little boys as I recall!
    May the peace of our Risen Lord surround you as you face this most difficult of times.
    Kathleen Beaulieu Eckert

  • Pat I am so sorry for your loss. I have thought about you and your family many times through the years. May God grant you the peace you need at this hard time.

  • Kelli, Karissa,Karson,
    My thoughts are with you during this sad time. My prayers ask the Lord to fill your hearts with joyful memories of your father and grandfather.
    God bless
    Chris Dawson