Jerry was a graduate of Athens High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1956-1958, during the Korean War on the U.S.S. Aggressive MSO 422, Mine Division 84, in various Mediterranean countries. Following his military service, he was employed by Columbia Gas Company of Ohio, retiring in 1994 as area plant supervisor with 32 years outstanding service.
He was involved in many organizations and clubs in Columbus including: Columbia Gas Company Quarter Century Club, Board of Directors for Central Ohio Management Association, charter member of American Society of Highway Engineers, York Masonic Lodge #64, Aladdin Shrine, Scottish Rite, Southeast Shrine Club, Order of Eastern Star, Southeast Lions Club, Moose, Swiss Club, Whitehall VFW, and the Aladdin Shrine Car Club.
Jerry was an avid golfer and historical Oldsmobile car owner, winning over 200 trophies and awards at golfing events and car shows including: two top awards at the National Oldsmobile Club of American Classic car shows, held in Ohio 2014 and in Tennessee 2016. He was a member and past usher of Christ Lutheran Church in Bexley.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home, 202 West Maple Street Willard, Ohio 44890, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM with Masonic Services at 7:30 PM. Funeral service will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 Myrtle Ave. Willard, Ohio 44890, on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Janet Wittenmyer and Pastor Tim Iseringhausen officiating, with visiting one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45229. Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, Christ Lutheran Church (Organ Fund), 2314 E Main St, Bexley, OH 43209, or a charity of your choice in his memory. To share memories and leave condolences, please visit www.secorfuneralhomes.com