Jerry E Tabler

Born: Sat., Apr. 4, 1942
Died: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 26, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 26, 2020
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Feb. 27, 2020
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Bluffton, Ohio

Jerry E. Tabler, 77, died Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Bridge Hospice, Findlay.  He was born on April 4, 1942, in Lima, to Russell and Mabel (Bridges) Tabler.  They both preceded him in death.

On November 9, 1963, he married Linda Jo Lamb, and she preceded him in death on January 18, 2015.  In addition, his brother, Garry also preceded him in death.

Jerry is survived by three sons, John (Connie) Tabler, Greenville, Jim (Amy) Tabler, Bluffton, and Joe (Erica) Tabler, Oregon; nine grandchildren; one brother, Larry (Marge) Tabler, of Columbus Grove; one sister in-law, Vicky Tabler of Lima, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School, class of 1960, after which he served in the U. S. Navy for 20 years.  After retirement from the Navy, Jerry worked and retired from the Bluffton School System.  He was a member of the American Legion, and had been a member of the Cairo United Methodist Church.

Jerry loved spending time with family and attending all the school and sporting activities of his sons and grandchildren.  He and his wife Jo, were their biggest fans!

Friends may call from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, Ohio.

Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, Ohio.  Chaplain William Herr will officiate.  Burial will follow in Cairo Eastside Cemetery, Cairo, Ohio, where military rites will be conducted by the combined Columbus Grove American Legion and VFW Color Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice Care Center of Findlay, Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 South Main Street  Findlay, Ohio 45840, or to the Bluffton Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, Ohio 45817.

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Bryan Angel Jr
   Posted Sat February 22, 2020

Lifelong Memories Basket was sent by Local 39.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. LOCAL 39

Paul and Karen Businger
   Posted Mon February 24, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with your families. Always enjoyed talking to your father. Coach Businger

Derek Allen & Family
   Posted Mon February 24, 2020
John/Jim/Joe and family...we are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed and remembered.

Dawne Courtney
   Posted Mon February 24, 2020
So sorry for your loss and praying for you during this time. My last memory was he came down to dogwood at the table and we all talked about our day plans .He would call mom Mrs.Blue because she has a streak of blue in her hair.He was a blessing when he lived on dogwood and came to visit after he moved on his motorized wheelchair.Mom and others will miss him .Dawne

Roseanne Scammahorn
   Posted Tue February 25, 2020
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Beverley Cooper
   Posted Tue February 25, 2020
Praying for your family at this time. Jerry was so nice to John when he was at the Mennonite Home. Many fond memories. God Bless You.

Beverley Cooper [John's widow]

Bill & Linda Bourquin
   Posted Tue February 25, 2020
So sorry to see this. Our condolences to the family.

Ann & Gary Selhorst
   Posted Tue February 25, 2020
We always enjoyed talking with Jerry and catching up on the latest sports news. Glad to have known him. Our sympathies, Ann & Gary Selhorst

Dave Ernst
   Posted Wed February 26, 2020

Large Dish Garden was sent by The Ernst Family.

So Sorry for your loss. Pops was a great man! He will be missed. A Football weekend in Canton/Akron would be a fitting tribute. From the Ernst Family.

Ann Jones
   Posted Wed February 26, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Jerry at school. Your family is in our prayers. Ann and Dave Jones

Rod & Deb Lamb
   Posted Thu February 27, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Jerry helped Debbie put flyers up at the high school....We did not get notice of his passing until today.

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