Jerald Ray “Jerry” Button


Jerald Ray “Jerry” Button, Jr. 81, of Martinsville, IN and formerly of Greenwood, IN passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis, IN.

He was born October 18, 1940, in Indianapolis, IN to Jerald Ray Button and Frances (Hart) Button. He married Vicki Ann (Berzinski) Button on October 2, 1971, in College Park, Maryland; she preceded him in death on August 30, 2015.

Jerry attended Christian Park Grade School #82 in Indianapolis, IN and was a 1958 graduate of Thomas Carr Howe High School in Indianapolis, IN.

He was a United States Navy Veteran having the rank of Airman serving from August 4, 1958, and having been Honorably Discharged on October 19, 1961, in North Island, San Diego, California.

Jerry had been a machine and tool designer for Rolls Royce in Indianapolis, IN from 1988 until 1998. Prior to working for Rolls Royce, he had worked as a machine and tool designer for several different companies.

He enjoyed playing table tennis and bridge. He was one of the co-owners of the Indianapolis Table Tennis Club in the 1970’s. He was a member of the United States American Table Tennis Association, the International Table Tennis Federation, the Indianapolis Bridge Club and the American Contract Bridge League.

Survivors include his son Jeffrey Button (Darlene) of Morgantown, IN, two granddaughters Jessica Elizabeth “Jessi” Button and Jacquelyn Mackenzie “Jacqui” Button both of Morgantown, IN, and a brother Steve Button of Indianapolis, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vicki Ann (Berzinski) Button, sisters Dona Anthony and Edna Faye LaRusso.

The Reverend Shan Rutherford will conduct a service on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 7PM at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN and will be live streamed at with military honors conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard and Franklin American Legion Post 205 Honor Guard. Friends may call Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 4PM until service time at the mortuary.

Pastor Bill Turner will conduct a graveside inurnment service on Friday, August 12, 2022, at 2:30 PM at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Greenwood, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to the IndyPong Table Tennis Center, 5252 West 79th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Information 317-738-0202.