Kerry Sylvester, 62, Lapel, passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at his home unexpectedly.

He was born on March 7, 1955, in Noblesville to Donald and Barbara (Marshall) Sylvester.

He graduated from Lapel High School in 1973 and received an associate's degree from Ivy Tech and a bachelor's degree from California Coast University. He retired from the former Guide Division of General Motors in Anderson. He was a member of numerous car clubs and loved to attend car shows. He had even restored numerous classic cars. He loved to spend time in the garage with his dog and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Tarri (Howe); two daughters, Sarah (husband, Ryan) Ochs of Anderson, and Rachael Sylvester (significant other, Sergio Pulido) of Redlands, Calif.; two granddaughters, Sophia Sylvester and Ava Ochs; two brothers, Steve Sylvester of Houston, Texas, and Mike (wife, Cheri) Sylvester of Anderson; and his dog, Ellie (Doodie).

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Oct, 27, 2017, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 North Main St., Lapel with Rev. Richard Cole officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 North Main St., Lapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Vincent Heart Center.

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