Jerry Martin Rippee of Pensacola, Florida went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2012 surrounded by loved ones, at age 72. Jerry was a graduate of Michigan State University, 1964. Jerry worked at Wal-Mart Blue Angel Parkway for 10 years. He was also retired from Hardees Management, with Spartan Foods in Erwin, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Luther and Lana E. Rippee and a brother, Dorman E. Rippee. Jerry leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 52 years, Julia Marcus Rippee; and was very proud of his four daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth A. and Eric Belcher, Jennifer M. and Dana Fender, Anne L. and Scott Michael and Julie Gregg. He cherished his 10 grandbabies, Robin, Kevin, Laura, Sharon, Karen, Susan, James, Jessica, Austin and Andrew. He is also survived by his brother, Ronald Rippee, sister, Donna Tuttle, and several nieces and nephews. He had two beloved pets, Sonny and Ceasar. Jerry will always be remembered for his tender heart, clever words and he had a smile for everyone. The family will receive friends at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home until services begin at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.