Jerry Chesnut

May 7, 1931December 15, 2018
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BRENTWOOD – Jerry Donald Chesnut 87 of Brentwood passed away on Saturday Dec 15. He was born in Loyall, KY and was preceded in death by his parents Basil and Ruby Chesnut and his brother Ray. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Pat. His daughters Barbara (Ray) Sharer, Linda (Henry) Boling, Kathy (Roy) Evans, Donna (Wayne) Kidd, Son Patrick (Susan) Gilbreth. 4 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren. Jerry was a highly acclaimed songwriter and was inducted to the Song Writer Hall of Fame in 1996 and was also in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. Some of his most popular songs are T-RO-U-B-L-E, Good Year for the Roses, They Don’t Make Them Like My Daddy, Four In The Morning, The Wonders You Perform, Oney, Another Place Another Time, Holding On To Nothing, It’s Midnight and Love Coming Down. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Tuesday Dec 18th from four o’clock pm until six o’clock pm and Wed Dec 19th from ten thirty am until service time. Celebration of Life service will be Wednesday Dec 19th at eleven thirty am at Woodlawn’s Dignity Hall with burial following in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers will be Chad Bolding, C.J. Bolding, Patrick Gilbreth, Daniel Thompson, Daniel Kidd and Jim Brown. Honorary Pallbearers will be Del Bryant, Dickey Lee, Mark Ford and Bart Herbison.


  • Chad Bolding, Active Pallbearer
  • C. J. Bolding, Active Pallbearer
  • Patrick Gilbreth, Active Pallbearer
  • Daniel Thompson, Active Pallbearer
  • Daniel Kidd, Active Pallbearer
  • Jim Brown, Active Pallbearer
  • Del Bryant, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dickey Lee, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mark Ford, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bart Herbison, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Tuesday, December 18, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jerry Chesnut

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Timothy Kim Hilton

December 17, 2018

Pat may the Lord bless and comfort you in this time of sorrow we love you The Hilton family.

Ray & Anna Zaso

December 17, 2018

Our hearts go out to Jerry's lovely wife Pat, family & friends.
Jerry was a very loving and caring man.
Heaven has gained another Angel.
R.I.P. Mr. Jerry Chesnut

God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.


Bernie Nelson

December 17, 2018

It was my honor to sing a couple of Jerry's songs the night of his HOF induction. His songs made my job easy but the pressure of doing them justice was intense. Rest easy kind sir.

Tom Long

December 17, 2018

Jerry and I spent some great times together working on his music catalog, Bush hogging his tree farm and enjoying lunch together. We talked often on the phone and I was always there to listen when he just needed a friend to listen. I will truly miss him but will always have his music to comfort me when my thoughts turn to him.