Jerry E. Painter, 76, of California, KY, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at home. Jerry is survived by his wife, Janet Painter (nee Dean); three children, Mark (Kim) Painter, Kim (Doug) Holzschuh and Todd (Tamara) Painter; seven grandchildren, Leah (Jared Harper) Painter and Josiah Painter, Lauren (Ronny) Young, Tyler (Kelsey Disney) Holzschuh, Noah Holzschuh; Abby (Noah) Marshall, and TJ Painter; two great-grandchildren, Wesley Marshall and Killian Young; three siblings, Bob Painter, Pat (Dave) Cox and Bertha Meighen; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue Painter; parents, Lawrence and Clara Belle (Cryer) Painter, and a brother, Dallas Painter. Jerry was a retired machinist and worked 18 years for American Tool Works and 25 years for Fischer Special Manufacturing. Jerry was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church and was a founding member of the building committee. Over the years, he worked on the Church for two different remodels and additions. He was an avid hunter, loved fishing, camping and thoroughly enjoyed gardening and taking care of his lawn. His children and grandchildren were a particular source of pride. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Oakland United Methodist Church, located at 7867 Stonehouse Road, Melbourne, KY 41059 beginning at 10:00 AM. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM immediately following visitation. Interment will be in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Carthage, KY. Memorials are suggested to Oakland United Methodist Church (Building Fund), P.O. Box 368, Alexandria, KY 41001.