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 Jerry Ezra “Jake” Chowning

Jerry Ezra “Jake” Chowning

Birth
Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA
Death 25 Apr 2002 (aged 59)
Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA
Burial Saratoga, Randolph County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 15498140 · View Source
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Jerry ,59,Winchester,Indiana,died Thursday,april 25,2002,at Ball Memorial Hospital,Muncie,Indiana.Cause of death: pulmonary embolisim.

He was born September 2,1942 in Richmond the son of Jacob and Margaret (Rienhart) Chowning.He was a graduate of Madison High School,Madison,Indiana in 1961.

He retired from Maul Technology after 37 years.He was a member of the Winchester bowl hall of fame.He searved on the Ward Township Volunteer Fire Deppartment and served in the National Guard Army and Army in the Vietnam War.He was a Private,Company A List Battalion 151 Infantry.He was a 111.00 Light Weapons Infantryman.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years,Elizabeth Ann (Wall) Chowning, a son ,Michael Brian (Karen) Chowning,two daughters, Julie Ann (Ken) Norman, Dianna Kay (Michael) Ansberry.Three grandsons, Bryan Wayne Chowning, Michael Kenneth Norman, Nathaniel Jake Chowning Ansberry and a step grandson, Dylan Michael Ansberry .A granddaughter, Lyndsay Michelle Chowning.

One brother, Jack (Connie) Chowning, Six sisters,Nancy(Kelly)Phillips,Janet(Raymond) Gentry,MaryRuth(Jack) Moser,Martha(Richard) Haffner,Judy(jesse) Yaney.
He was preceeded in death by his parents,a 2 1/2 year old brother Jesse Larry Chowning, a granddaughter Makayla Shayne Martzell,brother in laws , Terry Mclish, Ronnie Mock, Raymond Gentry and a nefew John Wayne Moser.

Funeral services were held Monday ,11 a.m ,April 28,2002 at Walker Funeral Home. Jan Bunch and Max Edwards gave a wonderful sermon.

Loving husband,father,grandfather,brother,uncle and most of all a true friend.

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You can let go now, Daddy

*Wind blowin' on my face
Sidewalk flyin' beneath my bike
A five year-old's first taste
Of what freedom's really like
He was runnin' right beside me
His hand holdin' on the seat
I took a deep breath and hollered
As I headed for the street


You can let go now, Daddy
You can let go
Oh, I think I'm ready
To do this on my own
It's still a little bit scary
But I want you to know
I'll be ok now, Daddy
You can let go


I was standin' at the altar
Between the two loves of my life
To one I've been a daughter
To one I soon would be a wife
When the preacher asked,
‘Who gives this woman?'
Daddy's eyes filled up with tears
He kept holdin' tightly to my arm
‘Till I whispered in his ear


You can let go now, Daddy
You can let go
Oh, I think I'm ready
To do this on my own
It still feels a little bit scary
But I want you to know
I'll be ok now, Daddy
You can let go


It was killin' me to see
The strongest man I ever knew
Wastin' away to nothin'
In that hospital room
‘You know he's only hangin' on for you'
That's what the night nurse said
My voice and heart were breakin'
As I crawled up in his bed, and said

You can let go now, Daddy
You can let go
Your little girl is ready
To do this on my own
It's gonna be a little bit scary
But I want you to know
I'll be ok now, Daddy
You can let go
You can let go


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