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3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-333-4400
Fax: 812-333-4445
Jerry Franklin Bales

Jerry Franklin Bales

Tuesday, February 7th, 1939 - Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Jerry Franklin Bales of Bloomington, Indiana went to be with the Lord on January 22, 2019.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Pat Bales, his eldest brother, Jim Bales, and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry served as a State Legislator from 1976-1998. Jerry loved to read and was an avid golfer with his wife, Pat, whom he taught to play. They enjoyed their time together on the green. Jerry loved to yell at Pat on the green, telling her, "don't kill the ball" and telling her "the golf ball has no head."
A special thanks to Sam Carmichael, who was Jerry's best friend and has assisted Pat through this difficult transition.
There will be no funeral services, however in lieu of flowers, you can make contributions to Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington.
Arrangements made through The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street Bloomington, Indiana.
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Tonia Lucas

Posted at 01:13pm
My heart goes out to Pat and Jerry's family. He was a good friend and coworker, and always had a story that began with "Let me tell you something...". I was thrilled to join him and Pat on their annual toy roundup for the kids in the Philippines during the Christmas holidays and looked forward to reading his devotional emails and photos that he shared. He definitely left a mark on many people's lives...may God bless the endeavors he started and pray that they may continue on and thrive. RIP, will be missed.

BJ McElroy

Posted at 07:38am
Pat, although we have never met, I would like to extend my condolences to you in Jerry's passing. Jerry was a true friend to not only myself, but my entire family as well, for decades. We all have lots of great memories of time spent with him and will treasure those. May God bless you and thank you for loving our dear friend.

Jane Torres

Posted at 01:09pm
Thank you Jerry for the interest in and the work you did for the benefit of IU Bloomington Support Staff during your legislative years. We felt like we had someone in our corner who recognized our issues. You cared! God Bless you.

Posted at 12:54pm
I got to know Jerry when he was the host of the Afternoon Edition on WGCL. Always lots of fun!!

Hospecia hayag

Posted at 04:57am
The first day I saw you even without speaking much I had no idea how spacial you would be and then I see as time goes by of all the man in the world and only you would be the one, the one that took my daughter’s hand, the special man that loves her forever. And I have witnessed on how you both love each other It was the power of love that made you part of our family and that powers continues to resonate in our lives. You are truly a part of our hearts and we are so thankful, grateful and glad about and continues forever.
And to my daughter Pat praying the Lord will tenderly comfort you with treasured memories of Jerry and give you strength during this difficult time I am so sorry that I can’t be with you in this moment, My deepest sympathy and prayers x

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