Jerrold Packler 68, Speedwell, Tenn.

Jerrold Packler 68, Speedwell, Tenn.

Jerrold Packler

68, Speedwell, Tenn.

Jerrold Packler, 68, of Speedwell, Tenn., passed away May 5. He was born September 17, 1945 in Pittsburgh, PA to Mildred and David Packler. Jerrold grew up in New Orleans, La, and graduated from Fortier High School. He completed his undergraduate degree at Southern Mississippi State University and his master’s and doctorate degrees in Economics and Finance at the University of Alabama. Roll Tide Roll! He worked numerous jobs in industry, but he ultimately returned to his true passion, teaching, and was a professor of Economics. Jerrold was a devoted family man and especially enjoyed spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren. Outside of his family, he was an avid reader, who enjoyed everything from military histories to best-selling novels. He is survived by his wife of almost 45 years, Judy Packler; his daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Sean Mueller of Atlanta, GA; his son and daughter in law, Lt. Col. Marc and Major Deborah Packler, United States Air Force, of San Antonio, TX; his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Dr. Danny Danzinger of Houston, TX, and his nephews: Eric, Todd, and Andrew Danzinger; his brother-in-law and his wife, Steve and Sharon Hamburger, of Atlanta, and his nephew and niece, Mitch and Mindy; his brother-in-law, Harold Hamburger of Ft Lauderdale, FL, and his nephews Michael and Brett; his beloved grandchildren: Sydney and Casey Packler of San Antonio, TX, and Preston and Colton Mueller, of Atlanta; and numerous cousins and extended family. An online guestbook is available at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, Jerrold Packler was laid to rest at 10:00 a.m. on Fri., May 9 at Crest Lawn Memorial Park in a graveside service. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, (770) 451-4999.  

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