Jerry W. Bondurant, 78, of Rising Sun, Indiana, formerly of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in Edgewood, Kentucky.
He was born September 18, 1942 in Milan, IN, son of the late Charles Bondurant and Eloise (Liggett) Bondurant.
He served his country as a member of the United States 101st Army Airborne Division-Screaming Eagles during the Viet Nam War. He was a member of Rising Sun American Legion, Rising Sun Color Guard, VVA Chapter #71, Southeastern Indiana Honor Guard, and a former member of the Lawrenceburg American Legion where he served as Past Commander. Jerry was a very Patriotic man, who was more than proud to have served his country. Jerry also did whatever he could to help other veterans in need, whether it was helping them navigate life decisions or just to be there to listen when they needed that support. Jerry was also a collector of Challenge Coins.
Jerry was a member of the Lawrenceburg Masonic Lodge. He worked as a Still Operator for Seagram, retiring after over 40 years of service.
Jerry used to love to sing Karaoke, and he was formerly an avid golfer. Family was very important to him, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jerry never missed the opportunity to attend any and all of their extracurricular activities, whether it be sports events, or school programs.
Jerry is survived by his loving spouse of almost 42 years Barbara (Klum) Bondurant of Rising Sun; daughters, Cindy (Andy) Murafski of Rising Sun, IN, Janelle Bondurant-Denning (Tim) of Lawrenceburg, IN, Missy Spaulding of Delhi, OH, Leslie Votaw-Lambert (Coby) of Lawrenceburg, IN, Amy Palmer of Lawrenceburg, IN; sisters, Toni (Jack) York of Rising Sun, IN, Shirlee Smith of Rising Sun, IN; grandchildren, Josh Murafski, Brett (London) Bondurant, Sydney Spaulding, Lindsee Bondurant, (Gerald), Jordan Bondurant, Alexis (Colton) Bruce, Brady Spaulding, Ethan Lambert, Riley Lambert, Tyler Lambert, Lilly Palmer, Haylee Palmer, Jolie Palmer; great-grandchildren, Jacee, Avery, Abby, Julia, Luna, Maddox, Bentlee, Mila, Niko; and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Drew Muraski.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Veterans Memorial at the Ohio River Bank, Rising Sun, Indiana, on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:00 am with P.G. Gentrup officiating. Special services for Jerry will include a Masonic Service and a Military service conducted by the Rising Sun Color Guard and the Southeastern Indiana Honor Guard.
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