DALZELL - Francis E. Jeror, 85, husband of the late Ruth Ray Jeror, died on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at the home he shared with his daughter.

Born on Aug. 17, 1933, in Malone, New York, he was a son of the late Joseph and Irene Russell Jeror. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was later employed by Market Express on Broad Street Extension; as a groundskeeper at Shaw Air Force Base; and as a bus driver for the Sumter School District.

Survivors include four children, Paula Jeror of Cartersville, Georgia, Rickie Jeror of Easley, Timothy Jeror (Shawn) of Jacksonville, Florida, and Sheri Gibson (Shawn) of Dalzell; a brother, Floyd Jeror (Ernestine) of Malone; 12 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years; and two sons, Scott Jeror and Francis "Sonny" Jeror Jr.

Due to impending weather, funeral services have been rescheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with Chaplain Mark Payne officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the Florence National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Our family wishes to thank Agape Hospice for your kindness and support. We are so grateful. Special thanks to Nichole and Gwen. Words cannot express our appreciation for the care and compassion that you gave our Daddy. Thank you and may God continue to bless you all.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.