Gerald (Jerry) George


Gerald Wallis “Jerry” George, age 64, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at his home.  He was born November 12, 1952, in Camp Polk, Louisiana, the son of the late Robert and Bernice (Wallis) George.

Jerry was a 1971 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era and retired from GTE in California, in 1991.  He was very involved with the American Legion, Eagles Club.  He was a hobby farmer, a truck driver and a member of the Mt. Vernon Church of Christ Church.

On August 10, 1973, he married Theresa “Teri” Phillips, in Mt. Vernon.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Teri, of the home; two daughters, Heather Daugherty and her husband, Tony, of Mt. Vernon and Kelly Dejong and her husband, Joseph, of Miller, Missouri; one son, Robert George, of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren, four sisters, three brothers, two sister-in-law’s and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, Robert and Bernice, preceded him in death.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Gary Ewing Park, in Mt. Vernon.   Arrangements are under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

Memorial donations may be made payable to the American Legion Scholarship Fund or the Eagles Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.



  Life Celebration

11:00 a.m. on July 8, 2017

Gary Ewing Park, Mt. Vernon, MO.

  Memorial donations

510 E. Cherry St., Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712

Memorial donations may be made payable to the American Legion Scholarship or Eagles Scholarship Funds in care of the funeral home

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Jim and Scarlett Brewer

Teri, we are so sorry to hear of your husband's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 Posted July 3, 2017 - 9:25pm
Ron Nuckles

My heartfelt condolences and prayers to the entire George family.

 Posted June 14, 2017 - 2:32am
Debbie Ann Hemphill

Teri, I remember back in high school when Jerry first came to Mt. Vernon. He was his own person and stood out from everyone else. He was liked by everybody. He always had a smile. I pray God's comfort and strength for you and your family.

 Posted June 14, 2017 - 1:28am
James Foster

We only knew him for a short time at Bingo, but we where always glad to see him. He will greatly remembered and missed. So sorry for the lose. James & sally Foster

 Posted June 10, 2017 - 5:26pm
Cindi Garringer

Teri, I am in Pennsylvania right now, and just saw Jerry's death notice. I am so sorry.

 Posted June 10, 2017 - 11:08am
Jerry Burrus

One of my true friends I have had in my life! Looking forward to seeing you again!

 Posted June 9, 2017 - 10:51pm
Judy Dawson

Teri,may God be with you,and your family,to bring you strength,peace&comfort.My sympathy and prayers to you

 Posted June 9, 2017 - 9:50pm
Jane Nelson

Teri, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Such a shock. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I know he will be missed greatly.

 Posted June 9, 2017 - 6:55pm
Connie (Stockton) Schmidt

George Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Jerry. He would come to the Mieswinkel Research Room and we would talk about so many historical subjects that I could not even remember what we talked about...he could.
He was just a great big ole "Teddy Bear" and will be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

 Posted June 9, 2017 - 5:40pm

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