Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy Jerry A. Woodrey (1941-2019)


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Deputy Jerry A. Woodrey

Jerry was born in Hamilton, Ohio on September 26, 1941 to John and Helen (Bucheit) Woodrey.

At 18, Jerry started a career at Cincinnati Bell in 1959. He retired 37 years later in 1996.

During 1971, Jerry graduated from the Butler County Sheriff Police Academy and joined the Butler County Sheriff’s Office as a Special Deputy. He also served at the Oxford Police Department for a short time in the early 1970s. During 1996, he was appointed Deputy Sheriff and served in the Court Security Division. Having served six sheriffs, Deputy Woodrey returned to part time service as a Special Deputy. By 2019, he had served Butler County for 48 years.

Deputy Woodrey passed away at Hospice of Hamilton on April 6, 2019. He was 77.

Deputy Woodrey is survived by his wife of 57 years, Madonna Woodrey; children, Christine Woodrey, Steven (Bridget) Woodrey, and Jon (Tammy) Woodrey; grandchildren, Tessa and Jonathan Woodrey; twin sister, Judy (Kenny) Gibbons; and cousins, Jim Downie and Jack Downie.

A visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home at 1350 Millville Avenue. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. with Frank Smith officiating.

Memorials can be made to Leukemia And Lymphoma Society, Hospice of Hamilton, or to a charity of one’s choice.


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