CW4 Ret. Jerry A. McRee, 74, of Jonesboro, passed away, Nov. 24, 2012. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro and he retired from the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Pamela McRee, of Yorktown, Va.; daughter, Tammy Gail Spriggs, of Wichita, Kan.; sisters, Ruth (Robert) Yates, of Kentucky, Joy Jackson, of Tennessee, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. The Rev. Irvin Pearre and Brother Buddy Norton will officiate. Mr. McRee will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, make contributions to: Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, D.C. 20077 or phone 1-800-283-7800. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, 770-210-2700.