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Marcellus 'Jerry' Gilmer

Marcellus “Jerry” Gilmer passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016. He was born July 21, 1934 near Douglas, Kans. to Marcellus Jennings and Bernice (Bailey) Gilmer.

Jerry served in the U.S. Army from 1956 until 1960. He graduated from American Baptist Seminary of the West in 1970. Jerry was Chief of Chaplains at the V.A. Domiciliary, retiring in June, 2000. He served part-time at Eastwood Baptist Church until 2010, at which time he became Pastor Emeritus.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Maxine Gilmer; his son, Jerry M. Gilmer (Glenda); daughter, Cheryl (Gilmer) Hoffman (Kevin); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept 10 at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keeneway Drive, Medford, Ore.

The family of Jerry Gilmer would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff at Hearthstone Nursing Center and the staff and volunteers at Providence Home and Healthcare.

Funeral arrangements in care of Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives. See the obituary on their website.


Marcellus 'Jerry' Gilmer