Jerry Wayne Strain, 77, of Fairbanks IN., passed suddenly, but peacefully at his home. He was born February 19, 1942 in Prairie Creek IN., to Arthur and Jane (Johnson) Strain. He retired in 2003 from Indiana Oxide, prior to that he worked for many years for Graham Grain Con Agra. He loved his family, friends his grandchildren and his country home. Jerry was an avid musician and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Musicians. He loved restoring tractors for himself and others in his man cave / garage. Preceding him in death are his parents, two brothers Gene Strain, Jim Strain, two sisters, Ruby Johnson, and Betty Jo Switzer.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Joyce (Lowe) Strain, whom he married August 3, 1962; two children Rod Strain and Tammy Strain Clinkenbeard, four grandchildren, Luke Strain, Sarah Strain, Wiley Clinkenbeard, Kelsey Clinkenbeard, a brother Bill (Donna) Strain, sisters, Rosemary Greenwell, Donna Johnson, Vickie (Danny) Bonham, one brother in-law Marshall Lowe, special uncle / friend Gene Lowe, also many other family and friends.
A Celebration of his life will be on Wednesday February 19, 2020 at Holmes Memorial Chapel in Sullivan from 4-8:00 p.m. Jerry has chosen to be cremated and have his ashes spread over his home in the country.
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