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Jerry Lee McColloch

July 31, 1931 - November 24, 2014

Jerry L. McColloch, 83, of Piqua, died at 6:50 pm Monday, November 24, 2014, at his residence. He was born in 1931 in Miami County to the late Frank Z. and Josephine (Reed) McColloch. He was married to Mary Satterfield from 1953 to 1969. She preceded him in death in 2014. He married Floranne "Anne" Thompson in 1974, who preceded him in death in 1985.

Survivors include two daughters, Caroline R. McColloch of Piqua, Cathy E. McColloch of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; two sons, Steve (Gina) McColloch of Huntington Beach, California, William Z. McColloch of Ludlow Falls; and four grandchildren, Caitlin Rawcliffe, Hayley Rawcliffe, Kalie McColloch, and Emily McColloch.

Mr. McColloch was a 1949 graduate of Piqua Central High School, attended Miami University Oxford, and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1953. He earned his CPCU designation and owned and operated McColloch-Baker Insurance Agency of Piqua for many years. He was a United States Air Force veteran, having served as a 1st Lieutenant stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He was a member of the Piqua Kiwanis Club, Salvation Army Corp Board of Directors, Piqua Community Foundation Trustee, Piqua Civic Band, Ohio State University Marching Band, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and the local volunteer Veterans Honor Guard.

Everyone who knew Jerry was touched by his generous and trusting demeanor. He was always ready to help people in trouble. The professional integrity and excellence he demonstrated in business practices won the trust of countless clients in the insurance business; employees and business associates alike held him in the highest regard. He gave his children many unforgettable adventures and always encouraged them to reach for the successes in life best suited to them.

A service to honor his life will begin at 11 am Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home with Hospice Chaplain Edward Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 9-11 am Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Piqua Salvation Army, 129 S. Wayne St., Piqua, or the Piqua Community Foundation, PO Box 226, Piqua.

Jerry was a member of the marching band in 1951 and 1952. He played trumpet.