Jennings, Jerry

Mr. Jennings was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 25, 1949 to Ralph and Rachel Jennings. He served in the United States Navy and was a retired pipefitter and member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union #184. After retirement, he worked part time hauling grain for Grogan Farms. He was a member of the Bardwell Masonic Lodge #499 and he was a Shriner. He was also a member of the Bardwell VFW and Southside Baptist Church in Wickliffe.

Jerry was an avid gun enthusiast and fan of the University of Kentucky. He will be remembered as someone who would speak his mind but would do anything to help someone out. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gayle Garrett Jennings; two daughters, Shea Pruitt of Paducah and Lacey Comer of Barlow; his mother, Rachel Jennings; two grandchildren, Hunter Lee Comer and Macey Pruitt; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws and several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Pixie, which he adored.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Jennings.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell with Rev. Joe Skinner officiating. Burial will follow at Old Bardwell Cemetery.

Masonic rites will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 19, 2020.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell. Visitation will also be held from 11:00 am until the 1:00 pm service time on Saturday, June 20, 2020.:00

We appreciate your help in maintaining state mandated COVID-19 restrictions. This includes the minimum of 6 feet of social distancing within our facilities at all times.

During this difficult time, you may show your support by joining the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support. Please go to to share a hug, leave a message, or light a candle.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation to: Old Bardwell Cemetery, c/o Margo Sprague, PO BOX 458, Bardwell, KY 42023.

Published 12:00 AM, Thursday Jun. 18, 2020
Updated 02:57 PM, Thursday Jun. 18, 2020

Milner and Orr Funeral Homes

Milner and Orr Funeral Homes
120 Memorial Drive
Paducah, KY 42001

Phone:(270) 442-5100