Gerald Sellers

Gerald Lee “Jerry” Sellers, 81, of Hanover, Indiana, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

He was born June 28, 1937, in Delaware, Indiana, to Benjamin Harrison “Harry” and Mabel Lillian Cook Sellers. He moved to Jefferson County, Indiana, in l965 from Ripley County. He attended school in Osgood and was raised in the Lutheran faith. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Jan. 26, 1956, and rose to the rate of E-6 Staff Sergeant serving in the 631st Ordnance Company 3 D US Army during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged from the Army after nine years of service and retired on June 28, 1997, after 14 years of service in the Reserves, receiving the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. He retired from M & T Chemical after 25 years. He previously had worked at Reliance Electric for one year and worked in telephone contracting for seven years. He had been working with M & M Towing and Recovery since 2000. He was a member of Hanover Masonic Lodge No. 652 F. & A.M. and Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion. He enjoyed dirt track racing, NASCAR, NBA, the World Series and loved baseball. He was a devoted husband, loving dad and grandpa.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean “Jeannie” Rose Sellers of Hanover; two daughters, Debby Sellers of Hanover, and Julie Weickert of Union, Kentucky; one son, Jamie Sellers of Milton, Kentucky; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael Lee Sellers; a brother, Louis Sellers, and a sister, Doris Sellers.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be Saturday at noon at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Madison.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

A Masonic service will be conducted by Hanover Masonic Lodge No. 652 F. & A.M. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

A final salute will be conducted Saturday at noon by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with military honors to follow at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hanover Masonic Lodge No. 651 or the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral homes. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com