Jerry L. Childs
Jerry L. Childs, age 69 of Saginaw passed away January 1, 2022, at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital.
Son of the late Paul and Betty Childs, Jerry was born September 14, 1952, in Saginaw, and was a 1971 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He was married to Connie Hawley on September 16, 2000, in Saginaw. Jerry knew many people and worked as a drywaller all his life side by side with his brother Tom who he truly looked up to. He was an avid and well-known drummer who played in many bands over the years. His favorites were playing with his brother Tom in a band that was a tribute to Hank Williams and in “Childs Play Band” with brother Tom and nephew Christopher. He also loved hunting, fishing, weightlifting, beer, and cigarettes and being around people, especially friends and family. He was a member of the Eagles Club #3963 for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Connie; his children, Jerry (Heather) Childs, Jason (Lacey) Childs, Julie (Scott) Garcia, Joshus Childs, Jason (Beth) Keely, and Jody (Frank) Zuhlke III; Step-children Marijo Metevia, William (Faith) Metevia, Matthew (Frances) Metevia, Jeanne (Bobby) Hall, Angela (Scott) Smeader, Jennifer (JR) Smith, and Jamee Miller; brother, Tom (Cindy) Childs; a sister Sandy Sanford Borchardt; sister-in-law Donna ( Mike) Rupp; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will take place 4:00 p.m. Sunday January 16th at Calvary Community Church located at 2895 E. Moore Road, Saginaw Michigan 48601 with Pastor Ted Doolittle officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at 4:00 p.m. There will be a Luncheon afterwards at the PlayStation Bar, 6154 Dixie Highway, Bridgeport, MI 48722.
Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg-Brietzke Funeral Home, 403 N. Michigan Ave, in Saginaw (989) 755-2121