He was born on July 16, 1968 in Monroe County, the son of Leroy and Bonnie (Hawkins) Marker Sample.
He was a 1987 graduate of Edgewood High School and an employee of Vectren Energy Co. in Bloomington. He previously worked for Sassafrass Apartments and Meadow Park Apartments
He also graduated from Vincennes University and Ivy Tech of Bloomington. He was a member of the House of Prayer in Ellettsville and the Christian Motorcycle Association. Jerry's passion was his children, riding his motorcycle, cooking out and riding ATV's.
Survivors include his three children, Christina Lynn Marker of Solsberry, Jeremy Lee Marker and Samantha Marker, both of Springville, his mother, Bonnie Sample of Gosport, four brothers; Gary Marker (wife Krystal) of Gosport, Randy Marker (wife Julie) of Ellettsville, Leroy Marker (wife Marsha) of Spencer and Dennis Warthan (wife Regina) of Solsberry, four nieces; Jennifer, Natalie, Elizabeth and Scarlett Marker, and one nephew, Josh Marker.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Marker; and one sister in infancy, Jennifer Marker.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the House of Prayer on Hartstrait Rd. near Ellettsville with Rev. Larry Mitchell officiating. Burial will be at the family cemetery on Mt. Carmel Rd. near Gosport.
Friends may call Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Rd. 37 in Bloomington from 5-9 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday one hour preceding the services.