Jerry Robert Ponton, Sr., 90, of Manchester, Kansas, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019.

Jerry was born in Junction City, Kansas on Feb. 27, 1929, son of the late Emma (Hughes) and Archie Ponton.

He retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years. After retiring from the Air Force, Jerry worked as a mechanic at Green Ford, Abilene, Kansas.

On April 17, 1954, Jerry married Jane Schemdemann.

Survivors include sons Jerry Ponton Jr. (Debra), of Manchester, Kansas, Archie Ponton (Linda), of Salina, Kansas, and Steve Ponton, of Salina, Kansas, sisters Sylvia Moore, Virginia Spurlock, brother Ellis Ponton (Euella), all of Portage, Indiana, 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife Jane and daughter Debra R. Ponton.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

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