Jerry Obenchain

Jerry Wayne Obenchain

Monday, April 12th, 1943 - Saturday, November 7th, 2020
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Jerry Wayne Obenchain, 77, of Salem, Virginia, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020, at his home.

Jerry was a member of New Covenant Christian Church. He retired from Roanoke County Schools Transportation Department, where he spent many years working as a mechanic. He loved to have his family around and enjoyed spending time sitting on the front porch feeding the squirrels and deer. Jerry also enjoyed spending time with his McDonald’s friends for their Friday morning social.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Learleen Obenchain; brother, Dale Obenchain; as well as his mother-in-law, Blanche Edwards.

Left behind to celebrate and cherish his life are his loving wife of 57 years, Patsy Reynolds Obenchain; his three girls, Renee Robertson (Russell), Lisa Casey (DJ), and Rhonda Armitage (Chuck); brother, Buddy Obenchain (Martha); grandchildren, Allen and Tyler Casey, Cameron Janney, Ryan Armitage, Brittany Goodman, and Brandon Robertson; thirteen great-grandchildren; his McDonalds social crew, Allen and Mikey Wimmer, Mama Billie, Pat, and Miss Dot; also left to cherish his memory are numerous other loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends; and last but not least his cherished cat, Oreo.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, from 6 to 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem, VA. A chapel funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the funeral home. Jerry will be laid to rest at Sherwood Memorial Park immediately following the service. Pastor Chris Kingery will be officiating.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    Address Not Available
  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 2:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Chris Kingery
  • Interment

    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 2:00pm
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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The Witt family

Posted at 01:10pm
With all our love and sympathy, you're in our prayers during the tough time.
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Cathy Pegram

Posted at 01:05am
Patsy and Renee, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of Jerry. He was such a kind and loving man, just like your whole family. I pray that Our Lord will carry and sustain you throughout the days to come. I love y'all beyond words and am here if you need anything.

Cathy Pegram

Kathy Wilson

Posted at 01:09pm
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. May you find hope and courage during this difficult time. Cling tight to all your memories of Jerry. My deepest sympathy to you and the family.
Kathy Wilson

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Posted at 10:37am
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Michelle Brennan

Posted at 01:20am
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Sean & Michelle Brennan
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