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Jerry D. Morfitt, 73, Prescott Valley, Ariz.

 

June 24, 2021

Jerry D. Morfitt, 73, Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Jerry D. Morfitt, 73, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., peacefully passed away on April 17, 2021, surrounded by loved ones following a difficult battle with esophageal cancer.

Born on Aug. 1, 1947 to Hannah and Elmo Morfitt, he grew up in the small town and farming community of Hartley. Jerry was a 21-year Air Force veteran serving two terms in Vietnam. In 1973 he served in "Operation Homecoming" as crew chief on aircraft deployed to bring our troops home from Vietnam.

Retiring from the USAF in 1987, he then embarked on a 21-year career in aerospace at Allied Signal/Honeywell. In 2008, Jerry and f...



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