Jerry L. Diss, 75, of Byesville, passed away on Friday (April 1, 2022) at The Morrison House, Zanesville, surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born May 21, 1946 in Cambridge, son of the late Richard L. “Jum” Diss and Thelma L. (Casterline) Diss.
A 1964 graduate of Byesville High School, Mr. Diss retired in 2010 from Fabri Form after forty-six years of services.
Mr. Diss was a US Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War in the 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Division. He was first among the Central Highlands from 1966-1967 and was a “ground pounder” and forward observer. He was a lifetime member of the VFW 3760 in Byesville. For thirty years, he raised the flag for all Meadowbrook home high school football games.
He was a Cleveland sports fan and was a proud supporter of Meadowbrook High School Athletics. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, and playing darts. He also enjoyed breakfast with Kenny & Cheryl and going to casinos. Above all else, he cherished spending time with his grandchildren and watching them play softball.
He attended First Presbyterian Church in Cambridge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen J. (Wayt) Diss, who died August 21, 2018. They were married August 18, 1968. Also deceased is an infant sister, Beverly.
He is survived by two sons, Brian (Stephanie) Diss of Byesville and Richard Diss (Angie Oiler) of London; a sister, Cheryl Rapol of Cambridge; four grandchildren, Kayla (Joni) Boch, Brittany Hines, Brianna Hickenbottom, and Austin Layne; four great-grandchildren, Willow, Beckett, Wendy, and Dallin; and several nieces & nephews.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday (April 6, 2022) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Black-Epperson Funeral Home, Byesville, where funeral services will be held Thursday (April 7, 2022) at 11 a.m. with Pastor Caleb McClure.
Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Byesville, with military graveside honors conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.
As an expression of sympathy, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to 1st Presbyterian Church of Cambridge, 725 Steubenville Avenue, Cambridge OH 43725.