MCDONALD W. Jerry German, 69, a lifelong resident of this area passed away on Friday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2013 in a local hospital. Jerry was born on April 24, 1944. He was of the Baptist faith. Jerry was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army after faithfully serving our country. He was an avid collector of classic cars, enjoyed traveling and loved to watch old movies. Jerry also enjoyed sharing breakfast with his friends almost every day at the local Hardees where he termed it his "Hardees Breakfast Club".He is preceded in death by his father William German, mother Frances German Ensley and step father Carl Ensley.Jerry leaves behind to cherish his memory his long time companion Karen Jones; one daughter Rebecca Corbitt and her husband Larry, of Richmond Hill, Ga.; one sister Janice Ensley Watson and her husband Boyce; two grandchildren Lacy Holmes, of Ann Arbor, MI and Trey Holmes, of Richmond Hill, Ga.; one nephew Jamie Watson and his wife Darlena, of Young Harris, Ga. He is also survived by numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends.A celebration of his life is planned for Tuesday night, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Stuart Park Baptist Church located at 850 17th Street NW with the Reverend Earl Farris officiating.The family will receive friends on Tuesday night from 6 until the 7 p.m. service time at the church.In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital in Jerrys memory.You are encouraged to share a memory of Jerry and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the German family with these arrangements.