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Jerrol D. Carey Sr.

April 15, 1940 June 23, 2021
Jerrol D. Carey Sr.
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Jerrol Dunham Carey Sr., 81, of Charlotte, MI, passed away on June 23, 2021. He was born April 15, 1940 in Lansing, MI, son of Cecil and Rosalee (VanCamp) Carey. Jerrol served in the United States Army from July 1957 thru June 1966, of which he proudly served 3 years in Germany, 3 years in Maryland, 1 year in Korea, and 2 years at Fort Hood, Texas. He owned and operated Jerrol Carey Painting; was an avid puzzler; loved being with family and friends spending time fishing, playing cards, cooking and grilling.

Jerrol is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Denny and Robert Carey and grandson Matthew Scott Carey. He is survived by his son Jerrol Carey Jr.; daughter Laura Beckum; 3 grandchildren: Nicholas (Apryll) Carey, David Garcia, Danielle Garcia, Michael (Alexandra) Carey, Leah (John) Atkinson; 6 great grandchildren: Alex, Nicholas, Demetri, Dominic, Madelyn, and Roxanne; brothers, Jeff (Sharon) Carey and Mike (Debbie) Carey; sisters, Kay (Mike) Strouse and Susan (Chuck) Norris, many nieces, nephews and good friend Carlos.

A Military Graveside service will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI. For those wishing, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Jerrol Carey Sr. to Wound Warrior Project, The family has entrusted arrangements to Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Online condolences may be shared at

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