Mr. Jerry L. Horn, 76, of Pulaski went home to be with the Lord Jan. 5, 2022. He was at home and passed peacefully.
Jerry was born May 9, 1945, in Pulaski, and was the next to youngest of 11 children. He graduated from Giles County High School in 1963 and went on to attend Martin Methodist College before transferring to Middle Tennessee State University.
He married high school sweetheart Martha A. Shelton in 1964 and they would spend 57 years together traversing the country and living in various places, including Maine, North Carolina and several cities in Tennessee.
Jerry enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1966 and spent a year in Vietnam in 1969. Following his honorable discharge in 1970, he returned to MTSU and graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree.
He began his career in the insurance field with Travelers Insurance and American Indemnity Insurance before returning home to Pulaski in 1982 and opening Horn Insurance Agency. He later partnered with Dan Speer to form Speer Horn Insurance Agency.
An avid sports enthusiast, Jerry enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, softball, tennis and, his favorite, golf. He enjoyed animals, nature, music — especially the Blues, and helping others, particularly the youth. He coached church league basketball and, here in Giles County, Pee Wee football and Babe Ruth baseball. He also loved to work with his hands and especially enjoyed making things out of wood. He and Martha loved to travel and explored many places over the course of their nearly six decades together.
Jerry was a Christian who loved the Lord and was avidly involved with various church activities over the course of his life.
He is preceded in death by parents Albert Wade (A. W. Abe) Horn and Ethel Estelle Cornelius Horn; brothers, Albert Wade Horn Jr., Earl F. Horn, W. Glover Horn, Kenneth A. Horn; and sisters, M. Louise Horn Mitchell, Edith M. (Billie) Horn Walls, Wilma Jean Horn Crumbley Holley, G. Ailene Horn Shelton and Barbara A. Horn Gilliam Anderson.
Celebration of Life services will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with a time of fellowship to follow. Internment with full military honors will be at 3 p.m. in Giles Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Giles County Humane Association or your favorite charity.
He is survived by wife Martha A. Shelton Horn of Pulaski; brother James Michael (Mike) Horn and wife Connie of Pulaski, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews; many friends and cherished canine companion Moli.
Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.