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Gerald ‘Jerry’ Cline Sr.


Gerald E. “Jerry” Cline Sr., 73, of Middleburg, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at The Gables at Green Pastures, Marysville, with his loving family at his side following a year-long battle with cancer.

He was born Dec. 6, 1939, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., to the late Waide and Vausie Nibert Cline. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Leo Cline, and a sister, Leota Bradshaw.

On Sept. 29, 1957, he was married to the former Mary Margaret Baldwin by the Rev. Edwin Dana at the Glad Tidings Tabernacle in Marysville. She survives along with six children, Jerry (Marta) Cline Jr., Vickie (Bill) Ramsey and Jamie (Stacey) Cline, all of Bellefontaine, Cindy (Rob) Drumm of East Liberty, S. Waide (Nancy) Cline of Middleburg and Angie (John) Cline-Morgan of Delaware; 14 grandchildren, Jordan Cline, Whitni (fiancé Tyler Drewes) Cline, Jenny (T.J.) King, Alycia (Bryan) Henson, Chelsey (Drew) Dixon, Alexis Drumm, Natalie Drumm, Austin Cline, Amber Cline, U.S. Navy Corpsman Michael Heaslip, Morgan (Caleb) King, Mason Cline, Taylor Cline-Morgan and Raygan Cline-Morgan; two great-grandchildren, Kiersten and Foster King; two sisters, Annabelle (Dick) Noe of Westerville and Betty Wiseman of West Jefferson; two brothers, Rick (Alice) Cline of Marysville and Larry (Mary) Cline of Westerville; two sisters-in-law, Ginney (Estill) Moore of North Lewisburg and Leota (Frank) Rausch of Indian Lake; a brother-in-law, Sam Baldwin Jr. of Urbana; and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

A hard working man and a proud truck driver, Jerry drove semi with Yellow Freight in Columbus for 34 years, traveling more than one million miles without an accident. He was a member of Teamsters Local 413.

He coached Little League in his younger years and was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds. Known for always wearing a cowboy hat — black in the winter and straw in the summer — Jerry enjoyed riding horses and always made sure his boots were polished and his pants were creased. He loved watching his grandchildren’s sporting events and was happy to have ridden his horses with two granddaughters in the Little Brown Jug Parade. He treasured time spent with his family and together they created a lifetime of many happy memories.

The Rev. Tim Reeves officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville, where visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial is at Middleburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lifeline of Ohio (organ donation) and the Logan County Cancer Society.

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