Jerry Lynn McGrew

Monday, March 8, 2021

Jerry Lynn McGrew, 74, of Monette, formerly of Manila, passed from this life Friday, March 5, 2021, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Heber Springs, he was the son of the late William Harrison and Eula Maybern McGrew and was a 1965 graduate of Manila High School. Jerry served two years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later returned to Manila for several years before making his home in Monette in 2012. Following his retirement from the Viskase Corporation in Osceola, Jerry enjoyed fishing, working in his flower and vegetable gardens, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Lulu Baptist Church near Senath, Mo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kevin McGrew, and two brothers, W.H. McGrew and Harold McGrew.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Patsy Kay Hogland McGrew of the home; one daughter, Alicia Waltrip (Michael) of Monette; one brother, Dale McGrew of Manila; three sisters, Carol Yarbro, Linda Crouse and Laverne Shipley, all of Manila. He also leaves two granddaughters, Alivia and Emilyn Waltrip.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 8, in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. Denny Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Chris George, Jason Yarbro, Caleb Suiter, Harold Ball, Hal Hyde and Melvin Shempert. The family received visitors Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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