Born January 26, 1940, in Chicago, IL, he was a son of the late Chester Acie Ellsworth and Wanda Whitten Ellsworth. He was construction worker and home builder. Jerry was a member of the Pine Grove Church.
Survivors include his longtime companion, Betty Wyka of Liberty; son, Gerald D. Ellsworth of Murray, KY; brother, Edward A. Ellsworth of Liberty; sister, Vivian Hochstrasser of Liberty; half-brother, James Ellsworth of Mannsville; and several grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Marlind and Daniel Ellsworth and sisters, Shirley Smithermen and Charlene Free.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation is from 12 Noon until time of funeral on Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the funeral home to help the family offset funeral expenses.
Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook available at www.mckinneybrown.com.