Radney Funeral Home – Saraland

1200 Industrial Pkwy, Saraland, AL


Jerry Wayne Saranthus

September 18, 1954October 25, 2019

Jerry, the son of Harry Merle Saranthus and Lula Mae Saranthus, was born in Mobile, AL. He attended Satsuma High School and studied business at South Alabama in preparation for his career with The Saranthus Investment Inc., a rental company founded by his parents, brother, and himself. He was a beloved, dedicated husband to Diane Pope Saranthus for 42 years. He was a loving father to Lori Saranthus Patterson and Ashley Inez Taylor, and cherished grandfather to 5 beautiful grandchildren.

Jerry was a generous, entertaining and lively soul, who loved nothing more than to joke with others. It was one of his greatest pleasures to cook and host gatherings for his growing family. Jerry is predeceased by his parents Harry (1914-1976) and Lula Mae (1920-1993), his sibling Harry Jr. (1944-1999), and his grandchild Ethan Patterson (2002-2007).

He is survived by his wife Diane; daughters Lori Patterson and Ashley Taylor; son-in-laws Kenny Patterson and Chase Taylor; and grandchildren Jacob, Emma, Gabriel, Matthew, and Elijah.

He will be missed by many friends and family members.

A wake is schedule for Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Pkwy, Saraland AL. Family will be in attendance from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm, friends to follow 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Funeral will take place Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. Viewing starting at 10am, Funeral Service to be held in the chapel at 11:00 am, followed by procession to Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 10000 Celeste Rd., Saraland, AL.


  • Harry Merle Saranthus, Father (deceased)
  • Lula Mae Saranthus, Mother (deceased)
  • Harry Merle Saranthus Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Ethan Patterson, Grandson (deceased)
  • Diane Pope Saranthus, Wife
  • Lori (Kenny) Patterson, Daughter
  • Ashley (Chase) Taylor, Daughter
  • Jacob, Emma, Gabriel, Matthew and Elijah, Grandchildren


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Jerry Wayne Saranthus

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Donna Thornton

October 29, 2019

I am writing this with a sad heart. Throughout the 14 years that I knew Mr. Jerry and your beautiful family, I held the upmost respect for him. He was a true family man who loved his family with his whole heart. All of his conversations solely revolved around how much he loved and how proud he was of his family. His wonderful wife Diane .. that the first moment he laid eyes on her.. he knew she was to be his wife. He was so proud of his daughters and absolutely lived for his grandchildren.. Your family will be in my prayers..

Jason Debler

October 28, 2019

My condolences and prayers for yalls loss. Jerry was tough but he had a kind , and caring heart . Both traits made him a good man. May he rest in heaven peacefully.

Betty Herrington

October 28, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be praying for you and your daughters as you go through this time of grief.
Betty Byrd Herrington

Kathy Napp

October 27, 2019

Dear Diane, Lori and Ashley,
I am so sorry to hear about Jerry. Please know that you all are in our prayers during this difficult time. We pray that you will find comfort in knowing that Jesus is there with you.
Love and Prayers,
Kathy and Kenny Napp

Allen Wayne & Amanda Taylor

October 27, 2019

We met Mr Jerry when we attended Ashley and Chases wedding.
He was so kind & welcoming to Allen Ashtine ( our daughter) & I.

Deepest sympathy & thoughts for the family .

Allen Wayne , Amanda & Ashtine Taylor