Jerry Lee Tosh

Jerry Lee Tosh

Jerry Lee Tosh

Jerry Lee Tosh, 71, of South Haven passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at his home under hospice care.

He was born May 27, 1947, to Walter and Lizzie (Mayes) Tosh, in Portageville, Mo. Jerry married Linda Holmes on Dec. 30, 1978, in South Haven. He worked as a mechanic at Bohn Aluminum until its closing, and then for Pullman Industries for 10 years until his retirement in 2009. Jerry loved to spend his mornings having coffee at McDonald's in town. He also loved to go deer hunting and collected knives. He enjoyed his vegetable garden and grew enough for the entire neighborhood. Jerry served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Ricky Tosh; and siblings: Annie Ford, Mary Bush, James Tosh, Eugene Tosh and George Tosh.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda Tosh; children: Jimmy (Bridgette) Holmes Jr., of South Haven, Sherri Wattrick of Bay City, Mich., and Becky (Rob) Meek and Rosemary (Bob) Lucker, both of Benton Harbor; grandchildren: Brian and Kenny Tosh, Andrea Bale, Jimmy Holmes III, Michael Myrick, Ryan Lucker and Alyssa Six; great-grandchildren: Jacob, Violet and Monroe; siblings: Laura Russell of Wichita, Kan., Christine Casteel of Hayti, Mo., Henry Tosh of South Haven, Bobbie (Betty) Tosh of Ocala, Fla., and Linda Johnston of Austin, Texas.

A visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven. Memorial services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle Hospice, 05055 Blue Star Hwy., South Haven, MI 49090. Kindly share your thoughts and memories on the family’s online guest book at www.FilbrandtFFH.com.

The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven, 637-0333.