On October 1, 2013, Jerry D. Driggs, unexpectedly left this earthly home to be with the Savior he loved and adored. Jerry was a devoted family man who loved his wife, Cyndy (Harper) and his children Janae and Levi.
Jerry was the Business Incubator Manager at the Ohio State University’s South Centers Endeavor Center. He was an active member of Chillicothe Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school for over 25 years, started a prison Bible study and helped with the Upwards Football Program. He also coached varsity wrestling at Unioto High School and was assistant girls basketball coach for many years. He had vivaciousness for life and wiffle ball that touched many people’s lives.
In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his brothers and sisters: Jim and Shelley Driggs; Mike and Jill Bowers; Jay and Joy Schankman; Jeff Driggs; Jamie and Jo Taylor; his mother-in-law and father-in-law John and Sue Harper; and a brother-in-law Jon and Linda Harper. “Uncle Jerry” had many nieces, nephews and friends, including a special cousin, Dave Cooper, whose lives he brightened with his youthful enthusiasm. He was preceded in death by his mother Margaret (Kohn) and his father Jim Driggs, Sr. Jerry will be sadly missed, but his love for his Savior will live on.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Saturday, October 5, at the Chillicothe Baptist Church, with Pastor John Burris officiating. Burial will follow in St. Margaret Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6-7:30pm at HALLER FUNERAL HOME.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jerry’s name to the Blake Rinehart Cancer Fund, c/o any Homeland Credit Union Branch; or mail to 310 Caldwell St., Chillicothe, OH 45601.