Col. Jerry Cashion

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Col. Jerry Cashion, US Army, 49, of Carlisle, Pa., died on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his home.

He was born May 19, 1963, in Lewisburg, the son of Mary (Wright) Cashion of Carlisle and the late Grady Jerrel Cashion.

Jerry was a 1981 graduate of Cornersville High School, received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1986 from Tennessee Tech, and earned a Master's Degree in Military Strategic Studies at the United States Army War College, Carlisle. Col. Cashion was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was in his 27th year of active US Army service and was currently on staff as a G-5 at the United States Army War College, Carlisle. Jerry was a fitness instructor at the Carlisle YMCA and he was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlisle.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 26 years, Brenda Katharine (Dunning) Cashion; one daughter, Kelly Anne Cashion of Dayton, Ohio; and one son, Clayton Jerrel Cashion of Carlisle, currently a student at Penn State.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in St. Paul Evangelical Church, 201 West Louther St., Carlisle, Pa. with Rev. Timothy W. Sadler and Rev. Carol J. Bowman officiating. Immediately following the service, a time of visitation and fellowship will be held in the church social hall. Interment with full military honors for Col. Cashion will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contributions to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, or Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110, or American Cancer Society - Capital Area Unit, 2 Lemoyne Dr., Ste. 101, Lemoyne, PA 17043.

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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is assisting the family with arrangements.