Jerry Charles Appleton, 76, of Mount Hope passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Hickory Grove Cemetery with Bro. Neil Carter and Bro. Brandon Kerby officiating.
A member of Old Town Creek Baptist Church, Jerry worked at Fruehauf for many years. He was an avid Alabama football fan and you never saw him without his Red Man chew.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Peggy Blaxton Appleton; daughters, Sonya Rutherford (Chris) and Chasitie Wilson (Matt); grandsons, Clay and Cody Wilson; brother, Tommy Appleton (Sue); sisters, Linda Mayhall and Angie Little; and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lucille Appleton; and grandsons, Holden and Zachary Rutherford.
Pallbearers will be Cody Wilson, Chris Rutherford, Jordan Posey, Matthew Pierce, Brad Hulsey and Chad Appleton.
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