Jerry W. Waynick, age 73, of Adrian, MI, passed away December 30, 2019, in Toledo Hospital due to a host of health issues. He was born on September 21, 1946 in Highland Park, MI, the son of James and Minnie (Fussell) Waynick. On March 20, 1965 he married Mary Drogowski in Adrian, she survives. Together they had five children. In addition to his wife, he is survived by son Tony (Jamie) Waynick, daughters Rebecca (Mark) Waynick and Pamela (Bill) Waynick, daughter-in-law Tammie Waynick-Contreras. In his early years, Jerry enjoyed camping, traveling, playing cards, going dancing, hunting, shooting pool, and hanging out with his children and the neighborhood kids. He was a past president of the Adrian Eagles. Jerry was the proud Pa-Pa of nine grandchildren, Brandy (Tyson) Felver, Jheri (Nick) Marriott, Marena (Michael) Muzillo, Kassidy (Kevin) Fagan, Kelsey (Juan) Ybanes, Johnny (Brandon) Jaso, Kyle Waynick, Joslyn (Quinn) Evans, and Joceia Evans, plus six great-grandchildren, Mason Marriott, Austyn Felver, Bennet Marriott, Ryder Felver, Nolyn Marriott, and Soraya Marriott. In his later years, he spent his time fishing, completing crossword puzzles, and making memories with his grandchildren. Throughout his life, Jerry, loved bowling, riding motorcycles, remodeling houses, and making treasured memories with his wife, Mary. Jerry is also survived by one brother, David Waynick and his wife, Mary’s siblings, Joe (Chris) Drogowski, Judy (Joe) Cavin, Jim Brighton, Peggy (Tom) Marr, Herb (Dorothy) Brighton, Dave Brighton, Nancy (George) Cleghorn, and Tom (Julie) Brighton, who after almost 55 years of marriage, he was like a brother to. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons Roger Lee and Robbie Wayne, and one brother-in-law Anthony Drogowski. Jerry was a life-long truck driver until he retired in 2009. He had a thirst for knowledge that allowed him to be a life-long learner. It brought joy to him to teach his knowledge to others. Everyone that spent time with Jerry became his family. He was known by many and will be remembered for his good humor, witty comments, joking ways, and deep love for his family. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be catered at Lenawee Rec/ZZ’s on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 2-5 pm. Please come and join the family to share your memories, as we remember a great man. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his family to help with final expenses.
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