Jerry Wayne McPherson

Jerry Wayne McPherson, 76, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.  He was a native of Tennessee and had lived in Yorktown for the past 40 years.  Jerry was a BM3 in the Navy as a second-class navy diver for three years, earning the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and National Defense Service Medal.  After leaving the Navy, he opened his own business, McPherson’s Home Delivery, which he had owned for 23 years.  Jerry received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee after three years.  He was a member of the American Legion and Mariners Bass Club.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Arlin McPherson; his mother, Leoma McPherson; and his brother, John Treadway Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Shirley J. McPherson; two sons, Christopher L. McPherson (Kristen) and Craig A. McPherson; two daughters, Karin L. Marr (Kenny) and Kathy G. Cawthon (Ray); five grandchildren, Brent Beal, Brad Fallen, Brandon Marr, Jake McPherson, and Nicholas Cawthon; eight great-grandchildren, Brycen Beal, Brett Fallen, Braylon Fallen, Cameron Fallen, Ayden Beal, Kynleigh Marr, Blake Marr, and Jayden Hunter; sister, Billie K. Sellers (John); two brothers, Benny Treadway and Michael Treadway; along with many beloved nieces and nephews.

A visitation is scheduled on Monday, May 20, 2024, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home.  The service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, officiated by Pastor Dean Meyer at Peninsula Funeral Home, followed by a burial at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  1. Robert Clevenger

    So sorry to hear this. So sorry that we weren’t closer and didn’t keep in touch better. Jerry was a wonderful man and he will be missed

  2. Melissa James

    He was the most wonderful neighbor to us for the past 14 years! I will miss watching him play with his great-grandchildren in the driveway, smelling the delicious dinners he was always cooking on the grill, and stopping to chat as we all worked on our lawns. He was a kind, funny and giving person, and my heart goes out to the family

  3. Margaret Treadway

    My heart is broken. He loved his family and would do whatever he could for anyone. He was one of the best people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know.he will greatly missed. My love and prayers go to Shirley and the rest of the family. Wish I could be there.
    Love always

  4. Matthew & Stacie Causey

    Uncle Jerry left us a wonderful road map on love, family and hard work. He was a true servant to all…. May Christ comfort Aunt Shirley bringing understanding and peace. Love will carry us all thru this tough time.

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