Jack L. Jerrell
On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, Jackie Lee Jerrell, 78, of Lick Creek, died. He was surrounded by his family, friends and staff from Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
He was born on Sept. 21, 1939, in Mounds, the son of Roscoe Minor and Martha Lindsey Jerrell.
He married Geloria Richards on June 1, 1958, in Pulaski.
He left behind his wife of 59 years, Geloria Jerrell of Lick Creek; their four children, Ricky Jerrell of Lick Creek, Pam (Stan) Peeler of Anna, Tonya McKee of Marion and Shawn (Crystal) Jerrell of Jonesboro; his mother, Martha Jerrell of Lick Creek; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob (Peggy) Jerrell of Cobden and Dennis Jerrell of Tampa, Fla.; five sisters-in-law, Betty (Del) Mowery of Anna, Kathie (Garry) Trexler of Franklin, Tenn., Lori (Rodney) Tite of Ullin, Susie Richards of Cape Girardeau and Shirley (Jim) Huey of Portland, Ind.; many nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; a granddaughter, Kristi Jerrell; a great-grandson, Cain Williams-Jerrell; and a son-in-law, Larry McKee.
He served in the U.S. Army. His family owned the IGA in Anna and Pulaski for many years. He started working at a very early age, riding along with his father in his food truck traveling and trading goods.
After closing the store, he and his wife worked together on commercial food equipment for Walmart. For some time, they traveled three states covering 203 stores. He worked up until recently, when his health began to decline.
He enjoyed drag racing, and Harley Davidson motorcycles. He was a pilot and loved flying his plane. In his spare time, he was a craftsman in woodworking, he made many different pieces and would give them to his family.
Jack loved his family, spending time with them was very important. He taught his children and grandchildren strong work ethics and life skills they all appreciate today.
Funeral services for Jack L. Jerrell were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Anna Heights Baptist Church in Anna, with Kim Capel and Darrell Williams officiating. Interment was in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery.
Graveside military rites were conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Illinois Army National Guard military honor team of Marion.
Memorials can be made to the Anna Heights bus fund, so that others may be led to Jesus Christ. It was Jack’s last request that his family, friends and all of mankind come to know Jesus Christ as their personal savior and join him in heaven.
To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.