Jerry Wayne Bland

Jerry Wayne Bland, 72, of Elizabethtown, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at his home. He was a native of Hardin County and a member of First Christian Church. He retired from Dow Corning and Hardin County Schools where he was a bus driver. He loved the outdoors, fishing, was an avid UK fan and recently, he survived a lung transplant. He was preceded in death by two infant children, Walter and Jodi Bland; his parents, James M. and Ella Pennington Bland; two brothers, James Robert Bland and Milton Virgil "Jack" Bland and a sister, Betsy Morris. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Brenda Crawford Bland of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Jerrie Lynn (Eric) Kiper of Elizabethtown; two brothers David (Barbara Ann) Bland of Elizabethtown and Bill (Wanda) Bland of Hodgenville; three sisters, Martha Bogard of Richmond, KY, Barbara (Bobby) Routt and Judy (Calvin) Minton, all of Elizabethtown and three grandchildren, Jackson, Katie and Andrew; a sister-in-law, Gloria Bryan and two brothers-in-law, Kenny Crawford and Gene Klinglesmith. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and continue after 12 noon on Sunday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of Contributions to Kentucky Organ Donor Association or UK Transplant Center. Condolences may be expressed online at


Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Sunday, July 26, 2020 starting at 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

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