Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jerry Allen McPherson 1942-2009

Jerry Allen McPherson, of Dixon, was born on March 9, 1942, in Ozark, Arkansas, the son of James Troy and Twilla Jean (Sanders) McPherson and departed this life at 12:45 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2009,at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. Mr. McPherson had attained the age of 67 years, 2 months and 26 days.

Mr. McPherson was united in marriage on July 1, 1963 in Washington D.C. to the former Miss Elizabeth Jane Marsden and to this union one son was born. He was preceded in death by his father.

Mr. McPherson was a veteran of the United States Army and later, fulfilled his long time dream of becoming a teacher. He taught and coached in Azusa, California and later for the Dixon Public School System, for 31 years, retiring in 2001.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. McPherson include: his wife, Betty McPherson, of Dixon; his mother, Twilla McPherson, Mulberry, Arkansas; one son and daughter-in-law, Shayne and Teresa McPherson; two grandchildren, Alexandrea and Abigail McPherson, all of Waynesville; one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy Don and Joann McPherson, Carmel, Indiana; one sister, Mary Alice Briceno, Mulberry, Arkansas; and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial visitation will be held for Mr. McPherson from 5 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2009, in the Dixon Elementary Gymnasium.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Dixon Community Scholarship Fund, in memory of Jerry McPherson.

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