Jerry Don McCaleb, affectionately known as “Papa Jerry”, passed away peacefully on Saturday (Dec. 22, 2018) at his home with his loving wife by his side.  He was born on July 23, 1956 in Ozark, Ark.  A son of a Church of Christ preacher, his faith was a large part of his life. He was a member of Boulevard Church of Christ, where he enjoyed being a song leader. Jerry was one of three children born to the late James and Mary Eddins McCaleb of Fayetteville. His siblings, Chief Warrant Officer Jimmy McCaleb and Judy Hunter, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-five years, Glenda Williams McCaleb; her children, Robin Campbell Tindell of Knoxville and Chad Campbell of Winchester; sister-in-law, Britta McCaleb of Madison, Ala.; four grandchildren, Robby Tindell of Charleston, S.C., Jesse Johnson (Stone) of Knoxville, Brandon Campbell of Winchester and Destiny Brawley of Winchester; great-grandson, Caulder Johnson of Knoxville; several nieces and cousins; and his devoted dog, Hank. Jerry had a remarkable life. He had the opportunity to travel forty-eight states and Canada with many celebrities, including the Rolling Stones and Willie Nelson. As a forty-year member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 900 Huntsville, Ala., he served as steward for many concerts and Broadway shows that came to the Von Braun Civic Center. The Brotherhood was very dear to him, and he often referred to the Civic Center as his second home. As a business man, he had a home maintenance company which not only remodeled but also built homes. His favorite part of work was being an electrician.  He always referred to the initial restoration of High Point Restaurant in Monteagle and Thomas Ore Surveying Building across from Bennett’s Pharmacy in Winchester as his best work. He was a past member of the Home Builders Association and served as president for a year. There will be a Celebration of Life for Jerry on Monday, Jan. 21, in the chapel of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. with services following at 2 p.m. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester,, in charge of arrangements.

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