Mr. Burch was born on November 4, 1943 in Grantsville, West Virginia and was the son of Bud Burch and Maggie Stump Burch, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by one son, Mike Nicholson. He played football, basketball and baseball in high school and was an avid NASCAR fan and loved watching Bonanza on television. He was retired from Walmart as a truck driver and was a member of Tift Avenue Baptist Church. Jerry loved helping others, he loved spending time with his grandkids, and he loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jerry had also served in the United States Army.
Mr. Burch is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carolyn Hand Burch of Tifton; two daughters and one son-in-law, Candace and Mac Coker of South Carolina and Mechelle Conn of Tifton; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Bill Burch of West Virginia and Richard and Marie Burch of North Carolina; one sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Raymond Baker of West Virginia; six grandchildren, Tim Snyder, Brandy Rugg, Megan Welborn, Lauren Banda, Broc Nicholson and Bethany Conn; nine, special great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law, Ronnie and Annie Ruth Hand, Jackie and Randy Stripling, Roger and Brenda Hand and Margie Whittington; and many nieces and nephews.