April 9, 1942 ~ July 10, 2020

Born in: Euclid, OH
Resided in: Buckhead, GA

Thomas Gerald (Jerry) Kiplinger, age 78 of Buckhead, GA passed peacefully July 10, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Jerry was born April 9, 1942 and was an active member of Lake Country Church. He was an avid hunter, golfer and enjoyed fishing and anything outdoors. Jerry and his wife, Jane were former owners of 4 Seasons Marine in Eatonton, GA.
A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Lake Country Church with Reverend Bill Thigpen officiating. Mack Thomley will provide special music.
Survivors include his wife, Jane of 27 years, two sons, Brent L. Kiplinger (Beverly), Madison, GA; Justin G. Pritchett, Buckhead, GA; one daughter, Kelly Kiplinger, Covington, GA; one step daughter, Traci Middlebrooks, Clanton, AL; nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends to cherish his loving memory.
Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com

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  1. To my daddy, I didn’t even get the chance to say goodbye to you!! I’m so sorry but it was taken from me and Brent! Our hearts are completely broken over losing you! You were the best dad ever! I have to also let others know reading your obituary you only had ONE son and that was Brent!! His heart is completely broken! He would have done anything for you as I would have too!! You’ll always be in our hearts and we’ll love you forever💕

  2. Who ever did the obituary is wrong Jerry Kiplinger only had one son. Brent Kiplinger

  3. CandleImageMy prayers and sympathy to all who knew and loved Jerry Kiplinger! He will be missed by you all. God will help you through your grief. Remember only the good and loving times!

  4. July 18, 2020
    Jane and family. I don’t know why I didn’t know Jerry was sick. I am so sorry for you and the family. But he is in the arms of God now and has been whole. No pain. No tears.
    Jane. My health is not the best, but if you need me you have only to call.
    I know his presence will be missed at the church and especially the family.
    Love and blessings
    Mae and James Buice

  5. Jerry was my brother in law and I also mourn the loss of this wonderful man.
    I was asked to help write Jerry’s obituary and it was not my intention to give misleading facts. Anyone who knew Jerry is aware Justin Pritchett was not Jerry’s biological son. Jerry CHOSE to raise Justin from a very early age as his own child. They both had the LOVE and BOND a parent has with a child and adoption wasn’t an issue to either of them. Brent and Kelly are the only biological children of Jerry.
    The obit also contained information about his grandchildren, four were biological and Jerry CHOSE to be a grandfather to the remaining four. All his great grandchildren are biological. I hope this dispels any misconceptions I caused.

  6. To Debra Bowers.
    If you were the one to help write the obituary you should have done little more background check before you proceeded with the final print. Jerry was my Dad. And only had TWO children. The names were BRENT and KELLY . And seeing that you were ask to help with this obituary may I ask if you were ask to help with pulling the life support from my Dad and not even calling to tell the real kids it was going to be done. Didn’t even get to say my goodbye to my dad from a disrupt family as yours. Hope one day the payback is done

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