Jerry R. Hilburn
August 14, 1950 - September 17, 2009
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Jerry R. Hilburn

Mr. Jerry Ray Hilburn age 59 of Bainbridge passed away Thursday, September 17, 2009 in Lafayette, IN. after a motorcycle accident.

Born August 14, 1950 in Greencastle, IN., he was the son of Joy Leroy & Ethel Adeline (Close) Hilburn. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School “class of 1969”. He married Karen (Giltz) Hilburn on August 28, 1971 and she preceded him in death on February 24, 2004.

Jerry worked as a heavy equipment mechanic with MacAllister CAT in Indianapolis since his retirement in 2002 from the France Stone Company (now Hanson Stone), where he had worked 32 years.

He was a member of the Elks Club; an ABATE Member; and a member of the Harlan County Ridge Runners. Jerry was a miniature railroad collector, an avid motorcyclist and rider of 4 wheelers. Jerry never knew a stranger and was always ready to lend a helping hand.

Survivors include his children, Jerry Hilburn Jr. & wife, Rachel of Fillmore and Jennifer Black & husband, Jim of Brookville; a sister, Margie Foster of Groveland; seven grandchildren, Kathleen Bunten, Colleen Hilburn, Connor Hilburn, Thomas Black, Clara Black, Morgan Braswell, Chloey George and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife; Parents; and a brother, James Hilburn.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Brick Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 pm on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 705 Putnam St. Terre Haute, IN. 47802

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Tuesday September 22, 2009, 4:00 - 8:00 at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home
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Funeral Service

Wednesday September 23, 2009, 11:00 at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home
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Wednesday September 23, 2009, After Service at Brick Chapel Cemetery
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