Funeral service for Jerry Titsworth, age 78, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating and Shane Carrington assisting. Interment with military honors will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery with Don Westbrook, Ronnie Parris, Thurman Littlefield, Jim Roberts, Steve Crawford and Freddy Daughtrey serving as pallbearers and William Dodd, Kenneth Taylor, Randy McCoy, Cody Titsworth, Brad Sims and Samantha Sims serving as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 P.M. on Thursday January 23, 2020 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel. Mr. Titsworth passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Christus Mother Frances Hospital, Sulphur Springs.
Jerry Wayne was born August 2, 1941 in the Gafford Chapel Community to Aubrey and Louise Titsworth. He married Elaine Carrington on July 20, 1974 in Sulphur Springs. Jerry served in the US Army, called to active duty during the Berlin crisis. He was an Expert with the M1 Rife and was a Squad Leader. He worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator, retiring from Hopkins County Precinct 4. He was also a farmer, dairy farmer and salesman of farm equipment through the years. Jerry was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived his wife, Elaine; children, Tony Titsworth and wife, Shirley, Janette Titsworth Sims; grandchildren, Whitnie McCoy(Randy), Cody Titsworth, William Bradley Sims, Samantha Sims, Rhonda Shufeldt(Josh); great grandchildren, JulieAnn McCoy, Jayla Shufeldt, Jolie McCoy; mother-in-law, Verda Carrington.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law, Cortez Carrington, son-in-law, William Merrell Sims, Jr.